Now and then they must repair parking places.
Can anyone just change a sign, like someone did to the sign pictured below? More precisely: can anyone change a public sign and expect it to be obeyed? What if I pulled off the ‘FRI’ afterthought, and parked there on Friday? Would I get a ticket? This will remain an open question, as I certainly […]
I had meal break while it was still light out the other day. I used my pencil sketch, ink and watercolor post production technique to render the vista I enjoyed while eating my lunch. The watercolors were not to my liking, so I ran the paper under the faucet (with the water turned on) to […]
The color of the sidewalk is what struck me about this street-level design. I’m sure the pinkness is the original color, not a faded red. But it has a washed-out look to it, and yet the geometry is strong.
I like the saturated colors in this shot. It was a soft day.
I chose a new parking space today. A new view:
I have photographed many examples of parking lot spaces, from repainted space delimiters during the day, worn spacers lines at night, line patterns, curbs, to red and blue curbs, to bumpy skid-proof mats for helping to prevent pedestrian mis-steps. Below is a drawing I made from within one of those parking spots.
Went to the car during lunch to do my daily sketch. There was someone in the next car also taking a break. I sketched very secretly.
This configuration of parking lot curbs, pavement and no-skid mat caught my attention. I liked the colors and, when I flattened the image in my mind’s eye, I thought of a balance point underneath a curved, tricolor beam. I could not resist applying a couple of filters to this image:
I had another opportunity for a lunch break at work. I ate in the car. Here is my lunchtime sketch.