Afternoon sketching

Sometimes it’s nice just to sketch with no real aim in mind and not worry about getting things right or keeping with a theme or purpose. Here I just liked the view of the shadows on this house and the other house sticking up in the distance framed by the large pine tree.

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3 thoughts on “Afternoon sketching

  1. davidtripp March 11, 2014 / 12:12 am

    I really like the freshness and spontaneity of this sketch. Hopper said all he ever wanted to do was paint the sunlight on the side of a house. You and I know that sentiment. Keep painting, my friend!

    • coreyaber March 11, 2014 / 8:32 pm

      And Sargent just wanted to paint sunlight on stone. Now that the weather has turned I hope to get more sketches like this. As much as I am enjoying these California landscapes, those effects of light aren’t so prevalent–nor would they fit with my theme of roughness anyway–and I miss them. I will have to find them elsewhere. Glad you enjoyed this sketch.

      • davidtripp March 13, 2014 / 11:09 pm

        Love that Sargent observation. The masters have so much to pass on. I’m nearly finished with the writings of Paul Gauguin. I had no idea how articulate he was when discussing aesthetics.

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