I’ve been doing some sketching as I watch TV at night. You know my habit – settle on the sofa, tune in a mildly interesting show, and draw.
Anyway, I’ve been grouping the photos by theme – the images are taken from shots I’ve snapped over a few years. I look in my files and see what is there, and print them out to take to the sofa with me.
This group depicts parking lots. I did it about a week ago.
I realize the little scenes are crammed on to the page. For some reason I like that feeling, that look. I’m working with a very fine-tipped pen and using small tiny strokes and lines. So the pictures need to be small and enclosed. I feel it suits me right now to work slowly. Tasks such as crosshatching, with which I am often impatient, seem very soothing right now.
Anyway, how about some parking lots? Here are the photos.
And here are the drawings. My sketchbook page is 8″ x 8″, by the way.
These scenes were drawn from photos I took and they are both from very close to home. The gas station is in Abington, PA, about 2 miles from me, and it’s where our car gets all her fuel when she is in town (as she mostly is – I don’t go far in my usual round).
The cars driving along the road are also done from a photo, York Road in Abington, PA, in front of the new Wawa gas station and market (if you are from around here, you know the one I’m talking about…)
As I mentioned in previous posts, I reworked four 12″ x 12″ mixed media pieces – I’d started off as thinking of them as abstracts, and that’s how I did them. But – I just wasn’t satisfied, and I redid them with a bit more “reality” in them. Here is another one, “Traffic on a Rainy Day”. I picked it to show today because we are starting out on what promises to be a wet autumn day.