From a small park on Main Street, several of us
looked down toward the Shore Walk,
which is just to the left of the boat landing.
Our hilly town presents scenes with distances,
marvelous combinations of forms & proportions.
I want to draw more of these complex views
with their challenges of perspective & scale.
This is teaching me to simplify, to keep a rhythm going.
I am bolder with the group, I attract less attention from passersby.
After, everything around me looked so vivid & attractive.
I wished I could have stayed to do more.
They say that when drawing/sketching/painting
a physiological change occurs
& perception becomes clearer.
It IS a form of meditation. And a way to appreciate
a moment in time, a place...