Sharpee ultra fine pen, watercolor in Strathmore watercolor 5″ X 8″ sketchbook
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival started this week and Bob and I went to the Healdsburg Plaza on Tuesday evening for a free concert with the Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble. The plaza was packed, so while Bob was wandering around with his camera, I scored a bench spot where I could listen, watch the dancers and be enthralled by the steady procession of humanity walking by. I’d brought my sketchbook and, though I felt a bit rusty, got it out and sketched the few folks in front of me who were standing or sitting still. . .in between the people walking by.
Many people come in big friendly groups and stake out their territory with blankets and chairs, wine and finger foods. A rather large percentage of the people there were filming/taking pictures or texting/playing games on their phones. The red hat guy was a thoroughly Latin dude who really knew the moves and had partner after partner dancing with him, all of them giggling and loving it. (impossible to sketch!)
It’s great to be sketching again. There’s a perfect spot for my sketchbook and paints in my new yellow purse. . .