Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reed Pen Drawing

I've been enjoying a book by the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Vincent van Gogh The Drawings". I believe one can learn more about artist's thinking by his sketches, drawings and unfinished paintings than by anything else.

Van Gogh's drawings are amazingly detailed. It probably took him a couple of hours or maybe days to finish one. In his short lifetime he created many drawings. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo once that "Drawing is the root of everything". And it made me get my pencil and a reed pen.

Unfortunately I wasn't outside looking directly at the subject, so a picture taken a couple of years ago in Russia became my reference:

"Lake Boats" 7" x 8" Reed Pen

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