First Spring Drawing

Early Spring Foliage
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5.5″

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I did this earlier this spring. The trees and shrubs leafed out later than in recent years and this reflects that transitional period between the barrenness of winter and the emerging foliage of spring. That’s a school building in the back ground. Sometimes I think the built environment can be a little ominous when mixed with vegetation no matter how planned the plantings are. 
 
There are two office building that I used to pass when I taught evening classes. On the way home, in the dark, were these two very white buildings with very black, rigidly spaced square windows. From my direction of travel, I could glimpse them through the trees. Everything would be dark while the buildings were brilliantly lighted and eerily white through the silhouette of trees.

Some how the buildings in the back ground in this little drawing reminds me of that. I think it’s the fact that the building are so monolithic looking with few windows. And then, there’s the empty bench. I guess with a little imagination I can make anything spooky. Go figure.

T F m
June 15, 2013

Third DrawingOn the Theme of Waiting

Waiting with Coffee
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5.5″

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This man got up to leave before I could develop this drawing any further. I liked the large coffee and his hat on the table in front of him. 


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June 3, 2013

Second Drawing On the Theme of Waiting

Reading
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5.5″
 
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This drawing was done right after the previous subject left to get his car. This woman is older, my age. She’s a geeza. (Geezer is the masculine form.) We geeza’s are not as attached to cell phones. That is, if we are attached at all. I recently got an iPhone and I understand the attraction. I could get addicted really fast. 
 
My younger son is constantly checking his phone. It can be very annoying if I am trying to talk to him. I think the instant gratification of checking the internet and receiving hockey scores, etc., is the rub. I just haven’t gotten there yet. I play only one game and have few apps. But, I do text.

This lady is reading a real book not an electronic device. I prefer books too but I’m having difficulty with font sizes lately. That’s the real advantage of reading on a reader; changing font size. If not for that it would be a book for me too. There’s something about holding something more weighty and substantial and turning real pages. I am sooo twentieth century!

T F m
May 31, 2013

First On the Theme of Waiting

Cell Phone Addict
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5.5″
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I do a lot of drawings done while I am waiting. This was at done while I was waiting for my car to be serviced. There was a whole room full of people ripe for surreptitious drawing. Cell phone addicts are really good models. They are so in thrall to their smart phones, they are nearly motionless. This guy was modeled unknowingly until he was told his car was ready. 
 
More to come. 

T F m
May 30, 2013

Drawing and Wait


Waiting at the Eye Doctor
Ball Point Pen on paper, 8.5×5.5″

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I took my mother to the eye doctor today. It took the entire morning. We hustled to get there on time. Then, we had to wait a half hour for the doctor. My mother is 98 years old and she is very hip. She knows what’s going on in the world. She has well informed opinions. She lives independently in a retirement community, takes her medications on her own, balances her check book herself, pays her rent, and sees to all her own affairs. She has few cognitive deficits. Her marbles are a little chipped and worn but she has them all.

So this doctor rolls in calling her “sweetie”, and “dear” and “honey” in a sing-song kindergarten teacher’s voice. This is the first time she has ever seen him and he is treating her in a very condescending fashion. My mother is NOT his “sweetie” or “dear” or “honey”. She is an adult.
 
I wanted to smack him for his incredibly rude behavior! To walk in and treat her like a five year old is insulting. She is to be treated in as courteous a manner as anyone else. 

T F m
May 30, 2013

Drawing at the Airport

Waiting
Ball Point Pen on paper, 8.5×5.5″
 
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I was out of town for the last two days and had no time for drawing. Here is a make-up stored in another sketch book.

T F m
May 17, 2013

Drawing with Friends 2 of 2

Seated Model #2
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5″

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A second drawing of the same model from the previous post. Enough said.

T F m
May 13, 2013

My Life Drawing Class

Seated Model
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5″

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This is the first of two drawings. Happy Mother’s Day!

T F m
May 12, 2013

Drawing with Friends 1of 2

In the Comfy Chair
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5″

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Went to see Picasso yesterday. Traffic was terrible both ways. The exhibition was very crowded. Had to take a nap when I got home and then met my son and new daughter for a birthday dinner. Not a moment for drawing. So here is an older drawing to make up for it: a beautiful model in a chair donated to our art department by a friend of mine.


T F m
May 11, 2013

Drawing at the Airport Part Two

Lunch at the Airport
Ball Point Pen on Paper, 8.5×5″

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Eating bad food at the airport is as much fun as waiting for a flight or flying and now it costs $50 to check a bag to and fro. Flying has become a test of character. Airplanes are flying sardine cans. We need high speed rail.


T F m
May 9, 2013