Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Inktober Day 5--Sad

I don't know about you, but I find it a bit challenging to use the prompt "SAD" for today's Inktober sketch.
I am sure that when I look over the sketches with #inktober2016day5 on them I will find some very heart rending, touching, sorrowful images. Without minimizing the need for expression that generates these renditions, I personally don't feel like going there today. So I will take this opportunity to express  the lighter meaning of sad; actually two ways of interpreting it.

The parked cars at the top left and bottom of this page are from a small village in Yorkshire, which I was sad (regretful) to have had only part of a day to spend drawing and painting on location. I wish I could spend weeks and months there.

The single occupied vehicle above right illustrates the sad state of affairs during gridlock on my commute to Seattle each week. This car was "parked" directly in front of me in the middle lane of I-5, waiting with the rest of us in the same situation to move forward, inch by inch. I hate having to take over 2 hours on a trip that should only be 45 minutes.


  1. Nice vehicle sketches. Traffic is sad!!!

    1. Thanks, Joan, for your kind words. Traffic! What can we say!? :)