How exciting to post some beautiful observations from Art 241 / 341 sketchbooks. The joy of a sketchbook is that it allows the artist/observer to pay attention only to the things she finds delightful — free from worry about the “rules” of page composition.
In this way the sketchbook is artist-focused vs. viewer focused. There is freedom in these recordings that comes through as fresh and authentic — we see paintbrushes or orange peels as we have not seen them before.
Time + paint + curious subject matter= magical alchemy on the page.
In these images I can feel the sense of timelessness, a delight in fluidity, joy of pigment, curiosity about line and shape and light. These marvelous studies illustrate what can emerge from the relationship of attention to materials and love of looking.