“Artists are experts at drawing inspiration from details which might otherwise go unnoticed. It’s not always about achieving perfection or a masterpiece; sketching is as much about process as it is about results. ”National Galleries Scotland, “Scotland Sketches: Autumnal Changes“, 27/09/2021
I’ve written before about taking closeup photos of aloes in Addo national park in South Africa, somewhere you’d visit in order to see elephants not aloes (see “Monday Motivator: To Be an Artist“) . Coming across the quote above made me think of it again, of walking in the rest camp in the late afternoon, the patterns of light and shadow, colours and shapes that were mesmerising up close.