Sketches at Fall Foliage

I've recently had to ask myself, is visual journaling worth the time?  The answer is yes.  It has made a huge difference in my creativity but even more so to both my paintings and drawing skills. 

Onsite drawing differs from only drawing from a photo.  Mostly because of the way our eyes view the vista.  A camera lens will turn the photo into a 2-D image...anyway, it does make a difference.  My work isn't as flat as it used to me. 

 The above and below are close ups of the spread.  With the weather changing though, I will most likely be working off of photos. 
Back to work with me...I've got lots to do...back to glass.

Later Gators,