Tag Archives: sketchbook
Memory and Maps
I’ve been reading a book titled The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly, in which she posits that preliterate cultures used landmarks as memory cues to encode survival knowledge. It’s changed my approach to location drawing, it’s changed which things I … Continue reading
Shadow the Dog
Even when Shadow’s sleeping, he shifts and moves around. If he feels my eyes on him, he lifts his head to look at me. So I look at him over the edge of my table while he’s nestled in an … Continue reading
Looking uphill and noticing the bright scene on the other side of the fence.
Randomness with Figures
Using figure shapes as boundaries for watercolor “accidents.”
5 Days in the Park
Autumn Tree x 3
Naked Eye 2
Another sketch without wearing my glasses, looking into the blur. The sun lights up the leaves of this tree. When I look at it with my glasses, the many leaves make so much detail I find it hard to paint. … Continue reading
A little sketch without wearing my glasses. All looks blurry, but what stands out for me is how dark the shadowed foreground is. There were also some dark branches hanging down from the sequoia.
Sketch for baby gargoyle.
A Bench to Watch From
There’s a bench shaded by redwoods next to the tennis courts in the park. In July I saw bright pink flowers blooming next to that bench, but now summer is fading and those flowers are gone.