Friday, December 13, 2013

From the sketchbook

I like my sketches, maybe even more so than my completed works.  I'm not running solo with this thought, plenty of artists like their sketches more so.  Some artists like sketches so much, their style looks as though they're from sketchbooks- freaking, cool, sketchbooks.  Sketches mimic Impressionism, the French style of loose strokes and liberated colors movements all over the support.  And like the the French painters of... no so yore... sketches can mimic the wild aesthetics of nature.  Nature is nostalgic, and viewers are drawn to whatever uncovers timeless, happy, memories.  But here's another idea: A sketch, being an incomplete image, provides the viewer just enough information to let their brains finish the subject themselves.  Enjoy some of my fave sketches from this year, and lets the brain chemicals flourish.










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