Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Graphic Equivalents

There are a couple paintings in the oven, which I am taking time with, but every day I walk, and I draw. Over the weekend, I reduced my pencil to a nub, by drawing, and sharpening, and drawing, in the field. I have a pencil extender which is quite useful.

In his book Landscape into Art, Kenneth Clark writes, "...Rembrandt...was one of the most sensitive and accurate observers of fact who has ever lived, and one who, as time went on, could immediately find a graphic equivalent for everything he saw. In his landscape drawings of the 1650s, every dot and scribble contributes to an effect of space and light..." Graphic equivalents. Dot and scribble. I like that.

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