I spent a bright and unusually warm Friday morning in a very picturesque city of Saratoga, sketching with a friend. This is a charming little town filled with flowers, trees, and stores sitting next to each other as if in a conversation. I was surprised by the unseemly gray blocks that the city adopted as barriers for the outdoor eating areas. And by the number of tents that obscure storefronts now. And I was delighted to see so many wonderful characters - with paws and without - walking the streets.
I decided that I will work without expectations and see the results as they would emerge and I was surprised by them - at first my sketches looked to be like a depiction of a cold winter day. But now I see the sunny side in these.