I went out sketching with Paris based Urban Sketcher Yves Damin today. I love that this group brings people together. Yves wrote it up so nicely for the facebook Urban Sketchers group that I'm just going to quote him here.
"Dear fellow sketchers, here is the kind of a fantastic meeting between sketchers : last week as I was rollerskating through Paris (my favourite way to travel though the city ;-), I spotted a young lady sketching on the pavement around Montparnasse. I asked her if she was a urban sketcher and she replied "yes" enthusiatly. Her name is Martha Kelly and she is coming from Memphis, Tennessy. So I contacted her a bit later and organized with her a morning a sketching session, just her and me around St-Germain-des-Prés. We showed each other sketchbooks around a cup of coffee (strong black tea for Martha to be precise ;-) . Then we decided that it was enough chatting, and time to work ! So we came on the Pont des Arts which give an amazing view above the river Seine. Believe me or not, I had forgotten my watercolor set ! Never mind, Martha kindly shared her painting, so we sketched together, chatting nicely about how it is to sketch in the USA or in France, about our lives, our techniques, and so on. It was a very nice morning, emulating. That's what is really cool about Urban Sketchers, isn't it ? And, would you guess what I did after this sketching session ? 30 km of intense rollerskating through Paris ;-) lol !"
Here is Yves's sketch from the morning. You can see more of his lovely work at www.lexposition.fr
We started a second sketch together, but the rain caught up with us. I finished it later in the afternoon after I spent the rainy period in the Musee d'Orsay.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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