Landscape Color Studies
Starting in March 2020 when the whole of Massachusetts was under Stay-at-Home orders due to COVID-19, I started taking epic walks with my daughter and making a regular habit of carrying around my sketchbook and handy box of wax pastels. We had just moved to Western, MA from Boston in August 2019 and for all intents and purposes we were still new to the area. While so many of my friends were stuck, inside, at home, in the city, we had so much space to wander on our own. While I processed, panicked and stressed, I was also immensely soothed by all the beauty around us. My drawings were a way to create habit and art making, that was regular and as usual inspired by what was directly around me. Drawing from nature was not something I had really done before. I was fascinated how my sensibilities regarding color, line, space and form still came out even as I drew from life. My desire and goal of seeing the basics and finding the essence of an image still came into play. My drawings changed over time as I became more comfortable and loose with my drawing, truly sketching. and adding subtle color changes.
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