It was 9 am and already 82° when I headed out to my studio sunday morning. It's a two mile walk or so. I usually break it up with a stop for a cup of coffee or breakfast on the way.
This sunday Margaret walked with me to Philadelphia Java Company. We had coffee, tea, and some breakfast buns and I ordered a sandwich for lunch. It was a refreshing stop — I headed the rest of the way to my studio alone. The sun was beating down on South Philly a place bereft of trees and almost impossible to find a sliver of shade.
I always carry a camera and a sketchbook. Sometimes I carry a set of colored pencils or aqua pencils and a water brush. These are a few small pieces done by the seaside last fall. I was revisiting them since I have been working on a new series of egyptian waters.
I'm doing sketches like this now by the riverside. Experiencing the rhythms and light.