During an early morning drive to Trader Joe’s, I saw this road side abandoned couch. Such items are a favorite subject of my friend Tina ( @miatagrrl ). Later this afternoon I went back out to sketch it.
I drove around some more in my area, which I refer to as “Kenton” as it’s on the border of Renton and Kent (WA…suburbs south of Seattle).
I saw these Torch Lilies next to a driveway.
I turned in to a side street with the intention of going back out on the main street in another direction. Then I saw this and pulled over. A guy in a great big truck stopped across the street from me, almost blocking the view. I made sure he could see I was painting from my car as I think he was trying to figure out whether I was a threat. Me??
In all of these I heavily edited the scene, not including a lot of background and distracting content. In this way, my main interest doesn’t get lost in the clutter of detail.