Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quiet Monday morning

A quick sketch I did yesterday after shopping for spring bulbs... one good thing about winter being on its way, is that spring and all its joys will follow. After a week of busyness at home I went looking for more people to sketch, but they were hard to find on a Monday morning. Even Zoo Lake, which is usually buzzing with activity, was slow and sleepy, as demonstrated by the guy on the bench there (I know that physiology is weird, but thats how he looked from where I was sitting!). A young family wandered past and a couple of others, but by then I had already filled in the background, so for now, thats it!

9 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Love the feet hanging off the bench! And the way you've captured the shady setting. Hard to believe that just as we're warming up, you are cooling down!

Carol King said...

I really like that fountain! Your sketches are quite lush. The couple looks so happy and the person on the bench seems to be enjoying his time in the sun.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Beautiful greens and more lovely narrative telling figures. Wonderful Cathy. I simply must must practice people more.

NoviceArtist said...

Love the background. And the couple going by and the person sleeping on the bench~ you've caught the mood wonderfully.

Marie Theron said...

The detail of the bench, the little guy on Dad's shoulders, you are such an acute observer of everyday life, Cathy!

Cathy said...

... but then if you had put too many people in it, then it wouldn't have looked as calm and quiet, and it looks so peaceful you don't want any more passers-by walking in your sketch... It's perfect as it is!

Sue Pownall said...

I like it especially (like Cathy's said) it looks calm and peaceful without many people.

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Great sketches of people.

Art with Liz said...

I so love visiting your blog - you just capture the essence of Joeys and the people.