Sometimes sketching is the practice of "thinking visually" before investing the time to commemorate a place in time through a more extensive study. In this instance a friend and I went sketching together at the Skansie Netshed in Gig Harbor one afternoon. I start with preliminary composition sketches and try and do a vertical and a horizontal but in this case I did 2 verticals to see which I prefer in the crop... higher or lower. I really enjoy finding "things as they are" in their own environment as there are so many nice vignettes just waiting to be found and appreciated. Take me to a place that shelters antiques
and I am a happy artist!