Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Creamer's Field Study

"Caught Taking a Leak"

“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Lynd

Went with the drawing class to Creamer's Field on the annual field-trip expedition. Despite overcast conditions and the occasional sprinkle the weather held off (and the wind held off the mosquitoes) long enough to get some reference sketches done on various aspects for the upcoming landscape critique. Me, I always think about how the birds must feel always having to put up with the omnipresent herds of eco-voyeurs monitoring their every move. Remixing compositional elements for the fore/mid/background and experimenting with different textures, foreshortening, overlapping etc. Besides a great community resource for local artists, these outings are a nice break from the routine and a chance to escape the classroom. 

“Landscape painting is the obvious resource of misanthropy.” – William Hazlitt


  1. I really like the style of this one Jamie. D.Zaki

  2. Thanks - trusty Sharpies + ball-point pen!

  3. That was my next question. I've never seen anything like that. And I a lot of time on Drawn!