Bookstore sketch

paper nautilus books

I love sketching in Paper Nautilus Books.  Our class met there yesterday, again, and it was wonderful again.  I am so impressed with our ability to work with the overabundance of visual information.  All of us were inclined to focus on an object rather than dealing with the complexity of the interior as a whole.  But we did so by finding a focal point, using that as a key and working out from that point.  Even when that meant (and it did in every case) that the composition took us places we didn’t expect.  Beginning with a focal point, while leaving room for much more on the page, allowed us all to tackle complex spaces and lots of stuff.  Bravo for us!

My focal point was a gold leaf frame on the wall in the distance.  In it happened to be one of my paintings (really Margaret?) of the windows at Paper Nautilus. A few of these are included in the collection of art and objects on display and for sale at the shop.

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