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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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!
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.
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.