I’ve mentioned the heat wave that’s occurring on planet Quebec City and it still rages on. Yvan and I thought that maybe we should sketch in my backyard, which is shady and close to a fridge full of ice cold water. This turned out to be a good idea and we had some fun in spite of the heat. Here’s a sketch I did of part of the perimeter of our yard. Too many leaves.
Your leaves are beautiful, but I know what you mean. I sit down to paint garden scenes and my eyes cross trying to deal with all the edges. I’d much rather paint a barn than all those leaves. p.s. I’ve been loving all the work you’ve posted lately. Kudos for pressing on despite the pain and heat.
It’s funny that when we begin learning to draw there is emphasis on drawing what we see so we don’t draw memory symbols instead of reality. A bit further down the road we start developing a visual vocabulary of textures and object indicators to allow us to draw more complex scenes. I’ve always found that a bit ironic. Frustrating too because my vocabulary is very limited at this point 🙂
The heatwave is over. It left 50 people dead in the province of Quebec. But we’re back to typical Quebec City where it’s currently 52F outside and I’m wondering if I need a jacket as I prepare to go sketching this morning. Planet Quebec City has weird weather – mostly cold. It is supposed to get into the 70s today, though, so maybe I’ll leave the jacket at home.
Hello Larry, I find it very hard to draw a garden or any type of vegetation. I like what you did with your garden. Diane