DRAWINGS

The sensitive eye is frequently attracted by unusual pattern or color relationships, reflections in a puddle or the cross-section at the base of a head of lettuce exposed routinely in the kitchen; interesting and useful material lies almost everywhere.  Any person interested in drawing wishes to develop fresh ways of observing.  Fresh observation requires moments of quiet; look passively before drawing, without focusing on any one thing in particular, so that otherwise unnoticed relationships become visible.  If you have not already participated in moments of seeing that are different from what we call “ordinary” seeing, moments of openness and inner quiet, you would now endeavor to put aside usual ways of looking and begin again.  It is important also to develop your memory of the visual aspects of things so that you can draw without depending on objects.  Much in life is there only for a moment.