When reading, I can appreciate an author taking some liberties and playing around with language to enhance the readers understanding or enjoyment of a story. I can also appreciate when language is succinct. There is a rhythmic and poetic quality to the writing of a great author whether they are verbose or concise. My latest efforts drawing and painting have been focused on squeezing as much poetry as I can out of just a few lines.
I spent some time at the beach this week drawing the Golden Gate Bridge and some gestures. When drawing from a real-life situation, it’s impossible to reproduce every detail. I think the best anyone can do is to capture a sense of feeling. The more I work at drawing and painting and the more I study the work of others, I’m convinced that I should focus my efforts on simplifying and letting go. With these drawings and all of my recent work, I’m hoping to capture a sense of life with as few lines as possible.