Sketch Book Series: Texture and Shadows (August 2010)

I didn’t quite get the texture of the wood, except for reproducing the lines of the grain. There is more texture in the shadowy part of the sketch, but it didn’t quite portray the overlap of the fence boards. More practice sketches should help improve the impression of texture and shadows.

Light and Substance

At first blush, this is a photograph of nothing interesting. But I took the picture anyway. When I looked at it later, I saw the imitation of the light patterns in the indistinct, eroded painting on the ground: the edge of a white line; the edge of a shadow; dark and bright areas of substance […]

Fig Leaf Overlap

This sunlit leaf causes me to imagine I can see its veins extending down to the chlorophyll itself, sucking up the energy and transmitting it to the rest of the tree.  The intervening leaf blocking the sunlight to a portion of the bright green leaf steals a bit of its sun. However, the tree gets […]