We're back in Montreal after a few days on the road. The first stop was at a New England lake where we spent a couple of days with old, close friends, savoring the end of summer. One of those days was rainy, and we were mostly inside the rustic house where they were staying. J. and I painted each other, and there was a marathon jigsaw puzzle session...good times.
Then we went to Wilmington, Delaware for a family funeral. It was the first time in more than 20 years that Jonathan and some of his cousins had been together. We had a couple of longish waits in airports, so I drew some fellow travelers, trying to capture a quick portrait of each.
I added the watercolor on the plane.
Thought he was listening to music, until he started carrying on a business conversation, talking into the air...
The animal-print bag was what got me.
This woman had a quiet elegance, in her purple top and hand-crocheted crimson beret.
Half-asleep, with a neat cap of blonde hair and flowered blouse.
Auburn, and an unusual face.
Typing on her laptop, totally concentrated.
A Viking - one of four young Scandinavian tourists.
And a quiet, neat Indian gentleman.