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 […]

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 […]