Street Art #7: Parking Lot Visual Elements in Perspective

In the last photograph in this series, I caught a number of visual elements often found in parking lots in the US: dotted white lines, indicating driving lanes; a red line that notes an emergency area; a striped region that warns of a speed bump and an white-striped outlined area that indicates a no parking zone. […]

Second Day of School

This young girl has a lot of support. Fortunately, they were consumed in the details of her study and did not notice me sketching away. I’m proud of this drawing both for its composition (in which one can see an interaction among the subjects), and its execution. The book on the chair and the backpack […]

Beach from the Shade

Only part of me was in shade when I drew this little scene. I had to cover my sketching hand with a napkin to avoid getting sun burned. We were lucky to have an umbrella. Some of the tables didn’t have them. I enjoyed sketching the figures at the remote tables. The trick to drawing […]

Back of a Young Man

As I look at this sketch I did several days ago, I see the asymmetry of the figure. Was the young man’s trunk turned? I don’t think it was or I would have clarified it by shading or otherwise showing a twist in posture. The asymmetry about which I was concerned at the time of […]

Misplaced Shadows

I began this study with Kandinsky’s work in mind. I wanted to create a visual relationship between crisp geometric shapes, circles and lines and some kind of formlessness. I didn’t get very far before I ran out of ideas. The organizing principle of this piece (or disorganizing principle) is the disconnection between line that could […]

Translation

I have been taking photographs of the painted portions of parking lots for quite a while now (see Parking Lot Impasto; New Paint Job, Derelict Parking Lot, Parking Lot Square, Aging Parking Lot Segment) . Part of my fascination arises from the interesting textures, and patterns of the paint and its substrate, but also from the […]