Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spenger's Bar Sketches

Spengers Bar #1, ink & watercolor
Waiting at the bar with cellphone
Last week we had a great time sketching in the bar at Spenger's, an old, formerly family-owned seafood restaurant filled with ship-themed objects including giant mounted fish trophies (which we learned are just plastic), models of old ships, steering wheels, ropes, etc.

Sonia Sketching at Spengers, Ink & watercolor
Sonia Sketching, Flying Fish
Lanterns, Martini & a Cellphone at Spengers, Ink & watercolor
Celing lanterns overlapped with sketch of men at the bar
I was drawing the guy in the foreground with the hat, cellphone and martini, when I noticed the man behind him kept smiling at me when I looked up. I wondered aloud whether it might be a bad idea to stare at men at the bar—would they think we were flirting with them? Everyone around our table laughed as it turned out we were all intently drawing the same foreground guy. He was a good sport and when we all finished we showed him his many portraits. Thank you Mark, for being such a good model!

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