One of the recurrent motifs for sketching last week, while I "supervised" the Keene Valley River Restoration Project, was the beautiful setting. Landscapes, in general, do not flow as smoothly out of my pencil, pen or brush as do other subjects. And my consistently most difficult challenge:
So I practiced. Failure allowed!
And I practiced some more.
And then some more.
Actually, the conifer and the barn are in color,
but I forgot to tell the scanner.
More on my troubles with color, tomorrow.
Trees are enough for today.
Failure allowed is my new mantra.