Terry Grant here. My friend, Diane Perin Hock, who lives in Northern California, was visiting here in Portland this week and we decided to take our sketchbooks to the Portland Chinese Garden. It is an incredibly peaceful, serene and beautiful place and after strolling through, we found a place to sit and quietly sketch.
In a place like this there is so much to look at it is hard to decide where to begin. Sometimes a little corner or detail is a good place to start, rather than trying to take in the entire scene.
I thought the graphic qualities of this branch hanging over my head begged to have its contours explored.
It takes a lot of concentration to sort out the complexity of a design like this window in the garden wall.