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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sketching in the Dark

I just came back from nearly two weeks of a difficult trip to Texas.  One of the few bright spots was in San Antonio, joining a small crowd in the cool night air to see a new laser light show that is projected onto the facade of the old San Fernando Cathedral downtown.  It was quite amazing!  

I decided to sit on the ground and sketch, even though I could barely make out what I was drawing and DEFINITELY couldn't see what I was painting!!! I simply relied on knowing what colors were where on my palette. Had to paint it in one pass too, as at 9:00pm it wasn't going to dry to allow layering watercolor. 

I love doing this painting in the dark, as it's a wonderful and fun surprise to shine a light on it afterward and see how it came out!  A few people took photos of it, and I gave this sketch to my mom.