Sketch When Inspired

Recently while having lunch at Abuleo’s, with my husband, I was caught off guard without anything to sketch on but a cocktail napkin or my husbands shirt.  (He said, No). The light reflections streaming in and around the busy scene was a painting waiting in the wings.  I not only didn’t have paper, no pen….so borrowing the waiters pen, shapes that appealed to me where quickly drawn.  The figures moving around changed the light prospective often and another napkin was required.  Think I have enough information to compose several interesting paintings from one setting.  I keep a small tablet in my purse with pen just for those inspiring moments…but where was it when I needed it…at home.  So when you find yourself without, overly inspired,  sketch on anything available….that is anything you can take with you.  Restaurants frown on taking their tablecloths or napkins…..JoBeth

The napkin drawing

The 11×15 study on A’rches 140# rough paper