Saturday, August 14, 2010

There is Unrest in the Forest...

I've been sketching and painting around during my holiday, as much as the weather allowed. Painting in the rain, as 'romantic' as it may sound, it's not. It's a mess. Trust me, I've tried...but hey, valuable plein-air painting lessons learned: check the weather report!

There is something about working from nature that is rewarding and reassuring. For me, it is not so much about 'photographing' a beautiful view, but more about spending some time with your subject. Trees, more than anything, have a character of their own. There's actually one tree that was unfotunate enough to have been struck twice by wind and lightning, that had an irresistible presence, even though it was severely damaged. I drew it twice. 

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