Monday, February 29, 2016
Look, See and Draw
Yesterday I went for a long walk with my sketchbook, two pieces of graphite and a charcoal stick. I just read in the Mendelowitz book, A Guide to Drawing, that drawing "cannot be separated from the act of seeing." So I'm trying to use my simple tools to help me to see. I realize that I'm following some examples by earlier artists, so I'm not pretending to become a blank slate seeing everything anew. I'm using those earlier artists as a starting point to look and see and draw, hoping that I will end up in a different place, not visible now, than I started from.