Here are some more small sketches from photos. I sit on my sofa at night while watching TV and draw, these days. You saw an earlier set of sketches done this same way recently, the connection being that they all depicted parking lots.
The theme this time is scenes from various parks I go to near my home – Lorimer Park, Norristown Farm Park, and the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. Here are the photos:
Here is the drawing – pen and ink in an 8″ x 8″ note book.
I’ve got a thing for this house. I don’t know why. I took the picture along with a lot of others as I took a walk in a neighborhood near a park where I run, in Rockledge, PA. In other words, a place I am familiar with, but not my stomping grounds, if you know what I mean.
I’ve done a tile portrait:
Tile, approximately 6″ x 6″
I’ve made a small painting
Acrylic painting, 6″ x 6″
Now this one.
“At This Address”, 16″ x 16″.
Am I finished with this little house yet? Somehow I think not. Wait and see, that’s what I say.
These two paintings, done in November 2017, are based on locations near me and that I see so often I wonder at the fact that I still find them interesting. But I do. It’s because something small changes every day.
I’ve captured just one day in the life of these places.
As usual, I have made some changes from photo to painting, but – I think you can see the bones of the inspirations.
I’ll start with the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA. If you follow my poetry blog you know that I have made a little occasion of photographing this intersection as I wait at the light there on my way to Montco for Poetry Marathon sessions. Here’s one of those photos:
and here is the painting (acrylics, 12″ x 18″)
And the second location is closer to my home – a repair shop I pass almost every day, at Jenkintown and Baeder Roads, Glenside. Photo: