more sketches

As I was going through some of these it really hit home that we never just wait, or do nothing at anytime.  Uta Hagen, an actress and instructor, said that people always have a destination.  We don’t do anything without a purpose.  Traveling by bus or plane, every one of these people has a destination.   Some escaping on vacation, others trying to get home to family or hook up with friends at a bar, etc.     Many of our conflicts in life are internal as well.  We move through solutions or situations in our minds.   When drawing people in public I see, happiness, sadness, worry or confidence in people.

It’s these emotions or stories that, if I can capture them, make an image more interesting.

Color Studies

Inspired by Nathan Fowkes‘ visit to Big Fish Games in Dec ’10, I started doing a few color studies out my back window.  Though Nathan uses watercolors, my medium of choice for these was oil.  I completed each of these studies within an hour and a half, some quicker than others.  I hope to find time to continue with these.  They are great ways to stay in tune with my palette and mixing colors.