You’ll find the trumpet part if you look hard enough.

Trumpet Parts No. 80, abstracted perspective

For some reason, my scanner reads the colors oddly when scanning from my handmade sketchbook with the Rives BFK paper pages.  Even with color adjustments I don’t seem to be able to reproduce the painting as it appears in my sketchbook.  This is as close as I can get.

Creating these altered perspective drawings captivates my brain in a similar way that working jigsaw puzzles does.  I search for patterns, shapes and color intersections.  The nice thing about spending time working in my sketchbook is that when the drawing is completed I don’t take it all apart and throw it back in a box.

When playing the Color Scheme Game, I am forced to concentrate even more on the changes in color value and color saturation.  The eye does not find its way to an object, it simply moves through the composition.  The eye does this when looking at any painting, but the brain thinks it has arrived when it recognizes something familiar.

I am attempting to reprogram my brain to get past seeing sky, trees and ground when painting en plein air.  I will be able to create a better reality when I can see the landscape abstractly.

Sketchbook painting:  Trumpet Parts No. 80, drawn first in pencil, followed by watercolor.  Extended Analogous Color Scheme.