I didn’t remember to include the image at the left of my mother-in-law Phyllis in the last post on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbooks. It’s one of the last sketches in my very small landscape journal that I was carrying around in my pack. (Now I have a small portrait one.) I was working with a Staedtler Pigment liner and washes of Pentel Black Colorbrush (which is dye-based ink and water-soluble as well as not lightfast, but I’m not concerned about that).
Phyllis was sitting at her desk coloring.
When she does that I sit in the easy chair at her side and sketch her. She is really engrossed in her color projects, but every now and then she will look up and over at me. If she see I’m sketching then she will smile and immediately get back in the same pose.
I have mentioned before that I have the best in-laws in the world. They have always been supportive of me and my activities (including journaling). And now it seems I’ve trained them both to be excellent life-models.