This is one of two drawings I have started with two very different paintings in mind. I normally don't work on more than one painting at a time - but both themes have equally grabbed my attention. This drawing , with my son as a model, expresses the sentiment of a young man waiting for arrival of news that will take him away from his suburban home. He knows he will not hear until the spring.
Migrating birds have settled in the yard on their flight south. The young man startles them and their sudden flight brings catches him in the moment. He wants to be leaving too.
This suburban yard, and landscape devoid of summer foliage holds no interest for him to stay. He is like the one lawn chair (at the end of the deck) waiting to be put away. The house across the street , representing "man and his castle" is in shadow.
The Cat Series: Here is a marker and pencil drawing to get a feel for "The Visitor" . Although unintentional, I like that I started the series on Feb. Friday the 13th. The real mystery? How shall I execute this (how Friday the 13th)? A painting done in a graphic novel style? Realistically? Only the shadow knows...at the moment:)