I’m feeling somewhat embarrassed to sail so many things out on the blog today. I used to force myself to blog daily. Then after reading Hamlet’s Blackberry, I took the author’s message seriously and began spending longer stretches “offline”, and enjoyed my quiet time of reading and making art, determined that I would not throw something out on social media unless I really had something to say. Today has been one of those sweet days spent reading, drawing, playing Solitaire, chatting with family, and just soaking up the spirit of Christmas and family. And for some reason, I keep firing up the laptop to upload a photo of what I’m doing.
I was seized with the impulse to work on another section of this same tree I’ve been observing outside my sister’s patio door. The more I study and try to copy the “architecture of trees”, the more convinced I am that it will pay dividends with future attempts at landscape painting. And I am indeed enjoying what I see as I stare at the congeries of limbs and try to plot the movement and mass on my sketchbook page.
Thanks for reading.