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.

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