Will sketching replace the smart phone camera? Doubtful, but sketches, little paintings try to capture the vibe that the artist is getting from being there at that moment, just like a great photographer. I will be posting more coffee shop people sketches and if i can I will be telling stories about them. Many times I give the sketches to the person, as a thank you for being my model. Other times the people are in a hurry or just very busy and I don't want to interrupt them. This young lady was sitting on the cement stoop about 10 feet in front of me. As you can see from the painting, she was shading herself from the sun with her bright red umbrella. This sketch was from one of my favorite coffee shops, The French Press on Anacapa St., in Santa Barbara, Ca. I spent many hours there a little while ago. In the next few weeks I will be doing a little traveling including London... and I plan on doing a lot of sketching... in coffee shops, and other local businesses.