Sometimes for fun, or just to get started for the day, I’ll do quick drawings in Neopastel. This time it was apples. To add to the fun — and for my own perceptual interest — I also drew without my glasses. I have fairly profound myopia. It’s interesting to observe the much more generalized forms of things as they appear in my uncorrected vision. Color looks a bit different too. Not that it changes hue or anything. It’s just that it gets similarly clumped into masses, ones that are a bit different from what I see when the acuity is there.
This second one I did very quickly, without glasses. I had to get up for something going on in another room of the house. When I returned the light was completely changed. Sometimes it changes very quickly. So it’s en plein indoor drawing — one deals with all the fluctuations.
And then there was one!