Art and Creativity Coaching Articles
This pencil sketch was completed over a few days. I had taken to drawing outdoors but was frustrated because wherever I stopped to sketch, strangers would wander up to look over my shoulder at what I was doing. Would the same thing happen if I were sitting there writing my diary?? I doubt it. But there is something about doing art en plein air that seems to turn it into a type of performance art – a thing that must be shared, even if one is not ready to share.
In the end, I found a quiet spot in the garden and drew this of the Klosterburg (convent castle) where I was staying in Germany. The detail is a feature of my work and something I was told off for at school! Now, as an adult, I still believe that one can express a great deal through detail and that emotion need not always be impressionistic.