Pocket Sketching - Use of Color and Contrast to Pull A Boring Sketch

Using a photo of a cottonwood tree Kath sketched plein air unsuccessfully for most of a week, Kath demonstrates what she found in color and contrast to make the sketch have vitality. She emphasizes the conscious change to real observing, versus training as a child to do stereotyped images of trees, clouds and other forms. The real world is not what we have as tapes in our heads. How to see. From a student, "I see as if cataracts were removed!"

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