Nov 9, 2012

Treescape 2/100: Behind the Winter Garden

Treescape number two...Oddly I don't like to paint outside, I make sketches and then come home and use them to make the painting. It was hard to see what I was drawing because it was raining out and hard to see through the water drops on the plastic over my sketchbook. I love being outside in most weather so this wasn't really hardship for me.

I'm posting the sketches for anyone who denies themselves the pleasure of sketching because they think everything has to be a beautiful drawing to be valuable. I felt that way until I looked at Bonnard's sketches. I was mystified by how scribbley they were and it freed me up to see sketching as a way to collect information and learn rather than a quick form of drawing.

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