Sunday, January 29, 2012
Downtown...to add color or no...?
Joseph and I made a sketch trip to Kansas City the other day...he needed star anise for his Chinese 5-spice, I needed sketch time, so we invaded Planters Seed to inhale, browse, and shop, and then sat in the car so I could sketch the old buildings at the City Market. I love this area, the original downtown, near the City Wharf. Much traffic on the Missouri River, once upon a time, and barges still bring in this and that.
We just missed the farm-to-table lunch at The Farmhouse restaurant, so went on to Crown Center, a huge hotel-and-retail complex, and the Streetcar Named Desire, the entry of which was once part of the interurban line from KC to St. Joseph to Excelsior Springs. They have TERRIFIC burgers, so I try to get there once a year or so...
So. I sketched madly with my Noodler's Ahab pen and Lexington Grey ink, intending to add color, later. But...maybe not!