Friday we took the Bateau Bus to the Jardin des Plantes. After finishing my sketch I walked over to E. and looked at hers. I loved it and pulled out my camera to take a photograph of what she was looking at. But the painting wash’t there. All of the elements were there -the particular plants shapes, color cues, various figures moving in and out, pathway-but E. had used them as raw material and gauged their scale and position to create a dynamic composition composition . It was exciting to see. (I was sitting under and to the left of the tree on the right of E’s sketch. Her sketch is 5″x8″, in a regular, light-weight, moleskine sketchbook. Mine is 5″x7″ on aqua board.