Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • Sketchbook Towns and interiors

Winter café in two inks (detail)

Winter café in two inks (detail)

This sketch started out as a hasty line drawing in brown ink as I waited for friends at Côtes Brasserie in Windsor. I developed the sketch further the next day, but the image took on a life of its own: the restaurant has morphed into a seaside café under a moody sky, and the woman on the left has acquired a big waterproof jacket with a turned up collar. The two women are still deep in conversation. I don’t think they noticed a thing.

Black ink and golden-brown ink, a waterbrush and my everyday-carry A6 Seawhite sketchbook.

Ink in sketchbook
10cm x 20cm