Sunday, November 23, 2008

drawing impressions

while teaching I get moments in which the students are working and I need something to do. Best to leave working students alone. Not enough time to really get into something, because invariably someone has a question or needs help. But, I learned to draw fast and enjoy scribbling quickly.

It's a moment in which I expect nothing. Results do not matter. The only thing that matters is the act of observing and making a mark. It feeds a primal, childish desire to simply draw, for the sake of drawing.

The above drawing was done (between questions) on Monhegan Island; children sitting on the rocks, drawing the beach, water, boats, and rocks.

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