Tree portrait in pen & ink #2

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This is another ink drawing I did in Central Park, NYC. I remember showing these early nature drawings to my painting instructor at the time and she looked at them and asked me how I proposed to “finish” them. As far as I was concerned they were finished, so I spent some time feeling insecure and wondering what else I should do. I did not, however, attempt to do anything to the drawings because I liked them the way they were. As I have relayed elsewhere, one of my previous instructors told me that, “if you want to be a bore, tell everything.” She said it was something said by Voltaire. That statement resonated with me in a more vital way than any fuzzy concept of “finish.”

This drawing was done in walnut ink on bristol board and measures 6″ x 9″. See more work on my website!

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