Another lovely young lady has made her appearance and just in time for the big cold snap we had in the Bay Area recently. This memory exercise never looses its charm or challenge for me. This year she made her appearance in a cafe, and you’d think well, just do a cafe sketch – from life, right? Could have been the way to go, especially since that method might have gotten her attention while I scrutinized her for the session, peak her curiosity to walk over and have a look at the drawing. A chance to meet a good-looking girl, right? Right? No, not this dumb guy, I’m never that prepared — hence the “drawing from memory” thing.
So, she was in this cafe in San Francisco on a cold afternoon last week. She found a place near the fireplace. Lucky her, a prime spot. Lucky me that I happened to be facing the right way while eating lunch with a friend. She was quite distracted, looking out the window across the cafe to see if her friend was going to show up. When her friend (a slightly older woman) did show up, they both just chatted away and sipped their lattes. Here then, is the glorious memory of Winter Girl in the San Francisco cafe.