My name is David Ohlerking. I drive around in a '97 Crown Vic that has been painted by children for the last 7 years. When I find a good parking spot I pull over, set up, and paint the view from there. And sometimes I do quick sketches of people who hold still for 15 minutes. I like painting because I'm fascinated with reality, and fascinated with the fact that we can make 2 dimensional estimates of it, that can sometimes ring true like the real thing rings true.
I set up in front of the subject and do a quick sketch of it, usually with paint from the grey leftover paint sludge jar. Then I keep repainting it one color at a time, weaving the colors together. I step back a lot to reevaluate things. I talk to the people who show up, so as to distract myself from becoming too locked up inside the painting.