I devour nature ceaselessly. I exaggerate, sometimes I make changes in the subject; but still I don’t invent the whole picture. On the contrary, I find it already there. It’s a question of picking out what one wants from nature. -Vincent van Gogh
Working from nature marks our drawings and paintings with an original freshness; instead of drawing the forest or the tree, draw a leaf; admire the details in a cluster of bamboo or the delicate tendrils of a vine. Instead of drawing the entire scene, focus on a small area and edit the parts that seem too cluttered or too boring…
Don’t get discouraged; YOU CAN DO THIS!