Beware the Ides of March

Friday, June 27, 2008

Went to see this year's Shakespeare on the Sound production of "Julius Caesar" in Rowayton on Wednesday -- the only night forecasted no potential shower activity. The production was lovely as usual, and our green beach chairs were very comfortable. I was glad I had reread most of the play beforehand (squinting at the online full text on my BlackBerry on the train to and from work, but still).

Heat Wave

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The temps soared into the 90s today, so we headed to the beach. M kayaked while I sketched this reader relaxing in his beach chair. I'm still getting used to the intensity of the W&N Artist's watercolors -- they're also harder to regulate with a waterbrush.

(Lamy Safari w/ Noodler's Ink in Lexington Gray, with Winsor & Newton watercolor added with waterbrush.)

South Pasadena - Very Un-L.A.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Flew out to Los Angeles for the weekend -- gorgeous weather, and amazingly functional public transportation in most areas. I can see why people live in SoCal. Really.

Pasadena, where we stayed, and South Pasadena, a few stops down the Gold Line, are nice, walkable areas that don't feel too sprawly unless you're close to the freeways. Here's a sketch I did while waiting for the Gold Line train to Highland Park to visit a childhood friend:

Did a quick one of a few cyclists as they went through the intersection:

We went to brunch at Firefly Bistro on El Centro Street, right near the Mission train station, where there was live music and very yummy food. Did a quick sketch of the guitarist while waiting for our entrees.

(Lamy Safari w/ Noodler's Ink in Lexington Gray, and Winsor & Newton watercolors added afterward.)