Thursday, June 14, 2012

On The Sketch Hunter

"He moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook, a box of oils with a few small panels, the fit of his pocket or on his drawing pad. Like any hunter he hits or misses. He is looking for what he loves, he tries to capture it. It's found anywhere, everywhere. Those who are not hunters do not see these things. The hunter is learning to see and to understand--to enjoy."

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

Joe likes to say I draw at about a fifth grade level. This is probably a correct assessment. I cannot sketch, but I think I understand what Henri means about hunting and wanting to capture something that has already captured you.


Frank@nycg said...

It sits on my desk.

Jen said...

Nice! I carry around litte notebooks, try to jot down those moments with a few words.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Hey Frank, it currently sits on mine too, but it is borrowed from Joe's bookshelf. He's the painter. Jen, can tell from your blog that you have a love for language and expression through words. It shows.