Woodmere Landscape Class: Epilogue 1

You may remember in my posts about my landscape class at Woodmere Art Museum I mentioned a painting I did (and destroyed later on) of the dumpsters. Well, I did do a drawing of it. I guess the purpose was to exorcise the demon, maybe, and show myself I could get a grip on this scene and depict it. Here is the photo:

And here is my little pen drawing. It’s about 8″ x 8″.

Well, maybe it’s not the best thing I have ever done, but it was satisfying to feel I did capture the scene, once and for all.

8 thoughts on “Woodmere Landscape Class: Epilogue 1

  1. amyjasek

    I love the pen drawing! It’s interesting to me (who cannot draw; I am a photographer) how with a pen and paper you turned a scene of dumpsters into something that’s much more interesting that the subject itself! I love the different patterns in the shading, and how you brought out the structure in the background.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I think drawing allows me to emphasize the parts I like and bring them to the viewer’s notice, maybe, and I do love to make patterns with my pen! I like drawing from photos because I have some eyesight issues and a photo allows me to work at a pace that is deliberate and suited to what I can see. And, I enjoy the process of drawing as I feel by the time I finish a scene, it is mine forever!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes. It bothered me that I didn’t bring the painting to a good completion, and it was entirely because I kept on fussing with it. This drawing redeems things a little.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This photo was so full of interesting aspects that it was hard to sort them out and I was worried I had junked up the picture with so much activity. I am still glad, no matter what, that I returned to this scene and got a better grip on it.

  2. Robin King

    I love your drawings!!!! This one’s terrific – it’s such a complex scene and you brought order (for the eye) to the chaos! WONDERFUL!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I was not sure when I finished it if it wasn’t too busy but people seem to be able to see it, so I’m feeling better now. I did really like the original scene and wanted to do it justice.

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