I didn't make it to Barcelona for the symposium, and I was away and couldn't meet the group at Flushing Meadow Park either.
I was visiting family in Maine last week and was driving home on Saturday. There was no way I could do sketches during the 7 hour drive since I was the driver. But I didn't want to completely miss the sketchcrawl so I came up with a plan. I would sketch in a few spots on my morning walk before I left. Somehow I left my paints in my sister's house and only had my Lamy pen and waterbrush. That worked out well because I was able to do very quick ink washes.
First I walked into town (Damariscotta, ME) and did a sketch of the waterfront behind the buildings along Main Street. The gnats were out in full force so I don't think I even spent 10 minutes on this one.
Next I painted the Pine Tree Yarn Store which is right on Main Street.
I continued my walk across the bridge into Newcastle and headed up Glidden Street. I had time for one more sketch and picked this huge tree as a subject.
It was a fun, quick sketchcrawl, but at least I was able to participate.