Sunday, July 24, 2011

Keep Sketching!

I admit that I don't sketch as often as I think it would do me good.
I tell all my students to do it to sharpen their perception of visual shapes and compositions.
I was going through my sketch books yesterday and found this one.
My excuse for not sketching more is that I draw a lot in the studio warming up to do new paintings.
I'm hoping that counts!
But one can always be better at noticing things and then doing a fine job of rendering them.
I show sketches to my students that have been made by the masters. Cezanne is one of them.
His sketches are scribbly and messy.
But look where they led his masterpieces.