Kensington Farmers's Market, Ink & watercolor, 7x5"

Kensington Farmers's Market, Ink & watercolor, 7x5"

I forgot my water container when I packed my sketching supplies for a trip to shop and paint at the Kensington Farmers market. I dug through my backpack for something to use and found a little plastic earplug case that held about a tablespoon of water and I used that, with water from my water bottle.

Then I stood in the hot sun on the corner, using a newspaper rack for my table, and sipping an iced coffee while a man played guitar and sang nearby. He sounded very much like my favorite singer-songwriter, Richard Shindell, and made my day by singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which I like so much I bought a dozen versions of it last year.

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  1. Sounds like a perfect day! Hard to imagine standing in the hot sun sipping iced coffee for us Northwesterners experiencing gray skies, though.

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    • We’re having a last blast of Indian summer I guess. There was a week of grey rainy weather and I thought summer was over, but it kicked back in and it’s been really hot the past couple weeks. I’m enjoying it while it lasts! Jana

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  2. Ah, you really set the scene with that man playing the guitar and then this wonderful sketch. It sounds like a great day!

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  3. You continually make the best of difficult sketching situations! And with complex subjects, too!

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  4. We artists are always so adaptable and creative. That is one of my favorite songs as well but I only have one version. Very nice painting!

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  5. A fabulous, lively sketch. You paint an evocative picture with words too, so all the more enjoyable for that. x

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  6. Lovely refreshing paintings of the joy of life and landscape. Earthquakes though – wow! And a reference to the Allelulia song. I play that a lot on the piano. Strange kind of words in some of the verses though.

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