Tires at a Gas Station

This picture is from the same trip to Washington DC that we made in August 2021 to visit our son and family, and from the same gas station. I loved how the tires were arrayed along the wall.

By the time I drew this picture, my eyesight problems had worsened quite a bit and I had a great deal of difficulty in laying out the lines of the picture. The perspective is out of whack. Double vision in one eye and a wavery spot in the other combined to make the lines all go uphill to the right. I noticed that this was also happening with anything I wrote. I could not see well enough to get a sense of the overall picture, though I could manage smaller individual areas all right.

Well, we keep going no matter what, don’t we. Just because I can’t see what I am drawing, well, then, I should stop? Never!

Focus instead on what you can do and go from there. This picture is a perfect illustration of that idea.

12 thoughts on “Tires at a Gas Station

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    As frustrating and upsetting as your vision problems must be, especially as an artist, perhaps you can find a way to embrace the results of those challenges as part of your artistic style. This can be your “wonky eye” period. I do, however, hope that you won’t be experience this condition for too much longer.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. You know, I really like drawing cars and their accessories and environments. There are so many interesting details to look for and I guess I also think cars have personalities like people (we are a family who has named all its cars so you see where I am coming from!)

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