March 6th, 2015

Field Trip to Molbak’s

Artist: Charlene Collins Freeman
Artist Statement: I am a sketcher, watercolorist and art instructor. I am drawn to objects and scenes which, through their ordinary and familiar qualities, take on a sense of beauty. Something catches my eye, something common, and in the process of sketching it, it strikes me as extraordinary. There is great beauty in the everyday quiet moments that surround us.

I have been painting and sketching for most of my life. About ten years ago I started thinking about leaving the corporate world and becoming a full-time artist. The more I day dreamed about it, the more the idea took hold. Within a few years I found myself quitting my day job and jumping in to painting, sketching and teaching art. Best. Gig. Ever.

One of my preferred avenues for opening students up to creativity is sketchbooking. Developing a habit of visually documenting one’s life can be an extremely rewarding, life-long habit. I believe that through art and play adults and children alike are able to understand their world and to establish connections to different areas in their life. Through art we are better able to understand and fall in love with the world around us.

This sketch was done on site during a sketchbook field trip with my students to Molbak’s, a local beautiful home and garden shop in Woodinville, Washington. [Charlene’s website: www.charlenecollinsfreeman]

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Molbak's

 

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