I have just had a fair amount of time spent in transit. I have found people watching/drawing a pastime that can keep me entertained for hours. Below are just a few of the resulting portraits, mostly of strangers. They are made with either the Pentel pen brush, charcoal or a Lithograph crayon on Fabriano paper. Perhaps of interest, I was found myself sitting across from and sketching Shepard Fairey at the LA airport. Try to pick him out.
During the winter season of 2009-2010, I lived and worked at Watson Shelter, Alta, Utah. It was an experience I am very thankful I had. I skied nearly everyday, often on great powder; worked alongside and came to know remarkable people. I miss the lifestyle, despite its’ challenges. To get home I put skins on my telemark skis and climbed halfway up the mountain. It would take me about a half an hour. My bathroom served as my darkroom; In return, I awoke to spectacular views and often had first tracks on powder days.
Anyway, I have just returned from a visit to Alta and am acutely reminded of how much I love the people and the place. I was immediately put back to work during most afternoons, in exchange for lift tickets and food. I was surrounded by a radiant group of people, active and living what they are passionate about.
A magical weekend in Big Sur. An amazing place with great company. Here are a few photographs and drawings from my stay. We camped at the Limekiln State Park, hiked, sat by a creek, drew and wrote, explored the surrounding vicinity. The Henry Miller Library is a funky and inspiring resource, the Nepenthe Restaurant is a great place for a glass of wine and sunset. So much more there that I still want to explore.