Looking at everyday places …

 

Over the past few weeks, I seem to be seeing places that are part of my regular routine with new eyes — with attention to composition, light, shadow, contrast.  It hasn’t been a conscious effort, but more of a realization as I decided to sketch particular scenes, that I was actually drawing/painting what I saw, rather than what I was looking at.   This feels like such a welcome artistic development, helping  me to simplify the compositions I choose to paint —  to look at a scene more in large blocks/shapes of light/dark and color.  I know this is a pretty common point of instruction, but it felt like a mometous “Helen Keller moment” when I actually “got” it….

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