Occasionally, I try an exercise: capturing the essence of composition in a few lines and colours. It’s a cognitive challenge. What am I seeing, what is important to show, what is best implied and not shown?
Here are three drawings. The top is most recent, a line of pumpkins connect me to the scarecrow. This was done standing in the kitchen garden at Packwood House.
These next two were done from the bike a couple of weeks ago. One looks across into a nearby field from over a gate and under hanging oak foliage, whereas the other is of hay bales in a more distant field, on the other side of the canal, leading back to a line of trees.