John Singer Sargent sawed his brush off, too. I presume it was for the reason I cited: sometimes you need to saw off a brush to fit in your pocket.
5 Ways Critical Observation Will Change Your Life
It was critical observation that allowed Sir Isaac Newton to define gravity after watching an apple fall to the earth from a tree.
Confucius says, “We insist on making it complicated”
The boardwalk is floating over a bog. So it is a marsh below and surrounding the walkway…but it would easily swallow any brush, bag, or cell phone that happened to slip toward the edge.
To paint a snowdrift, stand knee-deep in snow.
It you feel the ice cold snow in your boots, you know you are in the right place. This is the mindset of a “plein air” painter.
When Shape is the Thing… from Matisse’s Cut-outs to Silhouettes
And, just so we are clear…. she doesn’t draw anything…She “freehands” by holding the paper and the scissors in the air while looking at her subject.