Friday, November 6, 2015
I like trees but I don't like drawing them, and I really can't draw or paint them from memory without iconizing them and making them look like fly swatters or fudge sickles. Lately I've been painting lots of trees for a piece I'm working on, and I noticed today they are looking more and more like spades. So I decided to go out and sit in front of some trees and draw them with attention and care as though they were seeds or something I love to draw. My theory is that if I draw a bunch of them carefully I'll be better at painting them from memory. I stopped along the river trail to paint them in the rapidly darkening evening.