I always post pictures of my art studio but I thought since it’s Monday and I am working in the home office, I thought it might be fun to share a peek into where I make a living. Working on my newsletter, enrolling students into my online writing class, Free-Write Fling and prepping my upcoming Paris art trip. I love variety! What are you working in this fine Monday?
Sketching outdoors is so fun – to feel part of the pulse of a city as well as its observer. To enjoy overhearing people’s conversations. To sit and scrutinize the buildings around us. So rarely do we stop to absorb the beauty and wonder of what’s around us.
It’s also rare to enjoy a piece of art you’ve made. There’s always that critical voice, pecking away at our satisfaction. So I was particularly thrilled to love the sketch I did of this, one of my favorite buildings in Denver.
I love cities. I love the dynamism, the variety, the vibrancy. I love architecture and buildings and what they show about the people who inhabit them.
So it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to buildings and that I want to draw them. But remember my failed high school art? It’s the perspective that kills me. It’s also a challenge to draw a cityscape; there’s so much to see and it’s easy to get sucked into details.