I’ve discovered something new to do – to practice my eye. Being driven into museums by our cold weather, I’ve been staring at a bunch of oil paintings. I tried sketching from them, trying to grasp the artist’s intent. I’m not good at it and maybe it’s not even desirable to do so.
But I wondered what would happen if I didn’t try. Instead, what would happen if I tried to look at the painting and “convert” it to my sketching style. What would I learn? I wish I could tell you what the answer is but I don’t really know yet, but I felt something while doing the following sketch. I don’t know what it was but I think repeated treatments may change my sketching style, maybe even improve it.