St. Patricks’s Church looks tiny compared to the skyscrapers that surround it in San Francisco. But it sure stands out. These sketches are all from an unusually warm afternoon in Yerba Buena Park. Lunchtime on the grass seemed perfect.
Followed by post-lunch naps on the grass.Sometimes I’ll draw the same scene over and over. Usually, it means I’m trying to solve a visual problem that came up in sketch#1. Sometimes sketch #2 gets closer, sometimes not. Here I thought sketch #1 didn’t convey well enough that the church isn’t set against the sky but is surrounded by skyscrapers. I wanted to convey that but without bringing too much focus to the skyscrapers…
Looking back at these, I am not sure #2 quite gets there, but maybe it’s a step in the right direction?
And these are my fellow post-lunch-lawn-loungers.
More from Yerba Buena gardens in my next post.