Thursday, March 3, 2016

Edges and Overlaps

This small drawing, from my walking sketchbook,  shows the edge of the road at the bottom, a fence post, a gully, a sun-lit tree in front of a mass of shadowy pines on the way up visually to the mountain rim in front of the top edge of sky.  Overlaps and edges from bottom to top and back again.   Nathan Goldstein writes in his The Art of Responsive Drawing,  "The old adage, 'You are what you eat,' can be extended to the realm of art: You are what you draw.  Your drawings reflect what fascinates you as an artist and as an individual.  Responsive artists don't draw as they think they should, but as they feel they must.  They do not make drawings of their subjects, but about them."

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