Another day in San Luis Obispo - after looking for sun at the coast, we headed into SLO where the fog was nowhere to be found. Such a lovely town, great food, boutiques and coffee shops. I had a lot of fun painting this scene, even with the many people asking me for directions. I was of no value to them, not being a local but I did enjoy all of the students passing by and hearing about their Saturday night parties and Sunday study plans! There are points though, when painting with watercolor that I can't really talk to anyone because I have to focus on what I'm doing with my brush or the painting will get away from me. During the wash, when the paper is wet - I need to be careful with timing, things get get too dry or can be too wet. So this man comes up behind me, a bit to the side - I could tell someone was there - and he started to talk to me so I said politely that I couldn't talk because the paper was wet. He was very understanding, and proceeded to tell me that he was the gallery owner around the corner and to come see him when I was done. So at that point I did look up! I think he was telling the truth but I didn't follow up. I know I should have. Another day in San Luis Obispo.
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