The Landscape I See and Repeat

Here is some TV time art.

I’ve been repeating these little landscapes for some time, drawing them on scrap paper or register receipts or even in a tiny sketchbook that I bought for some purpose I no longer remember.

They are doodles, or maybe they are rehearsals for some larger work that will emerge someday, or maybe they are just themselves.

In any case, my rules for these little guys seem to be limited to only a couple of guidelines:

Portrait orientation. Kind of funny, isn’t it, because I’m drawing landscapes...

Landscape as the subject. Kind of funny because I’m drawing in portrait orientation…

All right, thanks for letting me have my little joke. Take a look at the art and forget the commentary.

And I wonder how many more of these little drawings I have in me?

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8 thoughts on “The Landscape I See and Repeat

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    These are great! I love the range of mark-making, the compositions, and the wobbly, wonky framing. That is a compliment by the way. They make me think of looking out at the landscape through the windows of abandoned croft buildings. Maybe I am in a homesick mood.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you, I am sorry if I made you homesick. I like the wavery look and the comparison to old windows. These little drawings are just plain fun, I don’t know if I could translate them to paint, but then again, they are enough on their own, I think.

  3. Alistair McDonald

    Lots of life in these. You will probably already know but Van Gogh converted the short lines in his sketches like this into equivalent brushstrokes, just a thought! I liked the joke too

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Yes, funny you mention Van Gogh, I have noticed the same thing about lines/brushstrokes, and you reminded me to look again at his work and take in the information, as I would like to make paintings in this manner but I also don’t want to fall back on techniques I’ve always used in the past and forget the texture, in favor of color, because I am more comfortable with that.

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