For all my good intentions, my sketching keeps getting pushed to the back burner. On days when I'm out and about and thinking I will stop and sketch that architectural feature today, well, I find reasons not to, including the lame one of just not feeling like it. I have found it an excellent idea to keep my architecture sketchbook and pencil case in the car to eliminate at least one of those excuses - I forgot to grab my sketchbook.
So yesterday, there I was in the semi-big city for a doctor's appointment, nothing else to take advantage of there, except the fact that it has a Dairy Queen and my little home town does not. I'd had a craving for a Blizzard for several weeks so decided this was my chance to treat myself. I'd tossed in my other sketchbook where I've been sketching comfort food, thinking to do a quick sketch of my Blizzard cup that I could finish with color once I got home. I did and I will, but as I then enjoyed my treat, sitting in the car in the DQ back parking lot, thinking this was not the best of views, I spotted a spindly black spire atop a church steeple beyond the vacant lot.
The church itself was somewhat obscured by trees but from what I could see, it didn't strike me as the style one would expect to see a spire rising from. The steeple must be a bell tower - the black x's actual openings in its side. That slender BLACK spire was striking against the cloudy sky. I could not resist.
I'm still pondering whether to add a bit of color - the walls were a light sand - just a value lighter than the toned paper - and I'm tempted to fill in the trees with green. But perhaps I'll just leave it alone.