Moments between moments

I have resumed doing a series of koi drawings of different sizes.  And in between drawing the koi, I do fast drawings after old masters.  I pick up whatever book is lying nearby. (A book on Paul Cezanne is often one of those lying near by.)  I flip to a random page.   And I start drawing.

Looking at paintings I love — by old masters — with pen in hand — sets my thoughts free.  I copy Cezanne fast.  Pick any spot in his picture that catches my interest and just dive in.

It’s like having a conversation with someone from the past.  And we speak entirely in images.