Day 29 – A Drawing a Day – Great Blue Heron

Day 29 - Great Blue Heron - graphite sketch by artist Michael Brugh

Day 28

“Great Blue Heron.”

One of my favorite shore and wading birds, it is also one of the largest of its kind.

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Day 28 – A Drawing a Day – Branching Out

Day 28, A Drawing a Day, Branching Out, graphite, artist Michael Brugh

Day 28

“Branching Out.”

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Are you improving on nature, or honoring her?

Keith Bond of FASO reminded me of an aspect of painting I am just now realizing: Favorite locations in nature can be changed or altered as you paint them. I have often viewed a a scene in nature that I thought was a perfect painting, except for this tree, or that pond. Or maybe I said to myself, “A pond in that area would make this scene so much better.” What I am now realizing, is that I was exercising a natural function of we artists. Keith Bond has described the process in his article “Show Me Your Relationship with Her.”

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SHOW ME YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HER
by Keith Bond
How close you stay to (perceived) reality and how much you deviate and create something entirely new is completely up to you. But don’t be so tied to a literal depiction that you fail to see the possibilities of improving upon the design you see in nature. […]
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