Friday, May 8, 2020

Purple Clematis ATC

When my painting window is small, I often grab my ink and watercolor for a quick sketch of what is before me.  I know this has been a time of lockdown, but I still must get out to paint.  I can do so on my own property, in the fresh air and sunshine (or shade), and I am renewed with every mark I make.  I simply can not stay inside.  Even if I had a tiny space, I would have to paint from life.  Pictures seem so flat to me, missing so much of the information that I need to see with my own eyes.  So, even a tiny painting like this can absorb some of the experience of being in this place, simply because I am.  Painting number 2680 in 2680 days.

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