Monday, June 18, 2018

Drawing outdoors

Drawing outdoors has a certain urgency at times to get things down quickly,
especially in this case where I was also trying to capture the women eating breakfast
before they left! I like to record details as well which does give the drawing
some realism. Also, when I draw sometimes I imagine myself in the space
and this helps me to notice the distance of things in the location.
This location was the bakery on campus at UWI.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Plum Tree

You know there is something about living in the Caribbean that is amazing.
The landscape is interesting to me, it's a theme that West Indian authors write about
constantly in their storytelling and I understand why now, having studied many
of these authors in my degree. This simple plum tree located behind my
neighbours's house, appealed to me because of the unusual shapes
created by the branches and the fact that in my landscape
their is always something or someone that fascinates me.
I feel lucky that I can live in such a place.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A tree!

I like drawing trees because of the unusual shapes that are
created by the branches and each one has a unique texture and shape.
Maybe my love for trees began at a young age...I would climb the fruit trees
and my cousins and I would sit in the neighbour's large tamarind
tree and eat tamarind all day, talk and play....and this one had a nice sitting spot too!