"The foundation of my Painting practice is the daily exercise of drawing.
I draw the same thing every day, at the same location:
Sitting on a park bench overlooking the Carquinez Strait, I view the condition of light as it reveals the sky, the Contra Costa Open Space Hills, the water line, and the Strait itself (Which is a confluence of the Sacramento River and the Great San Francisco Bay System).
Viewing turns to focused gaze; which, in turn, guides the pencil in my hand as I begin to draw in my Moleskine Sketchbook. The drawing process itself takes about 25 to 40 minutes.
The purpose of drawing is comprehension.
In my case, it is the comprehension of the constant flux of the visible world around me as it is revealed by the light.
(Simply put: I intend to understand the condition of light during my drawing session.)
'Light is shy. It effaces its traces.'
This daily exercise is both elevating and humbling."