Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Sketchbook: Galicia


To celebrate the end of our sketchbook pilgrimage, we ate a huge Galician meal, drank plenty of local wine, and composed haikus inspired by our week walking and drawing together.
Here's mine:
No Camino, only
step by step, no Art
just now and now and now.

7 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Loved the paintings and the sketchbook adventure, too. What a great idea...a sketchbook pilgrimage to a place.

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks for writing, RH! The Santiago pilgrimage goes back hundreds of years. Travelers came on foot from all parts of Europe to visit the shrine of St. James (his bones were supposedly buried here) and now pilgrims still come for spiritual reasons--art being one of them.

Mojtaba Abtahi... said...

its a good idea...
me too love to draw sketches...
i Love your lines and freshness of color that are characteristics of live sketches

Mojtaba Abtahi... said...

i love sketches too ...
the colors and freshness of art pieces in this style are amazing...
good luck

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for writing, Mojtaba. I love looking at other artist's sketchbooks, too. You're right, direct sketching has a wonderful liveliness and freshness--and I don't think that has to do with how accurately someone is drawing--it's really more about the immediacy and honesty of their observation.

blue china studio said...

What a beautiful blog!
I had to become a follower. I look forward to delving into your archives.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you'll be following my posts!