Thelma’s (from The Mating Season)

If you get a chance, watch The Mating Season, a movie from 1951 with Thelma Ritter. She can’t make the payments on her hamburger stand and abandons it to join her son in Ohio. In the movie, they never show the outside of the diner, but I’m guessing it looked like this (only in better condition). [In the movie her stand was in New Jersey.]

Street Photography: Thelma's (from The Mating Season)
Thelma’s (from The Mating Season)
Street Photography

Rear Window – Pencil Sketch

Continuing with sketching, I stepped out onto the balcony in our new ‘digs’. Instead of paying attention to artistic considerations (such as tonal values, and interesting geometric contrasts), I concentrated on documenting the scene before me. Important spatial relationships, of course, had to be correct (or close to correct) in order to reproduce a recognizable vista.

This is the kind of sketching I need to do at this point. We are still not in a settled state here in our new abode and perhaps sketching can help me sort things out.

Pencil Sketch: Rear Window
Rear Window
Pencil Sketch 9×12″ 80# Sketch Paper

Getting Back to Sketching – At Home

Time to get back to sketching… Haven’t done anything for several months, while we relocated to LA. It might take me some time to get up to speed.

Pencil Sketch: Getting Back to Sketching - At Home
Getting Back to Sketching – At Home
Pencil Sketch 9×12″ 80#
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