Choose an expansive landscape where you have an open view in all directions. Start one drawing looking north. Complete a fifteen minute drawing. Then turn your stool on the same spot to face west, south and east. Each time … complete another fifteen minute drawing.
I live the outskirts of Bolton with countryside a short walk up the road. There is a lane about ten minutes walk away called Boot Lane. This is where I decided to set up my stool with my charcoal. It was a bright, though not too sunny, spring afternoon.
The view north across the farmers field. Usually there are sheep in the field. The trees line a road and there is a tv transmitter on the right hand side.
Looking towards the east there is Boot Lane and a small ash tree. (I came back here for my study of a single tree exercise.)
To the south, across Boot Lane, there is a hawthorn tree and beyond it another field.
Finally, towards the west there is Boot Lane and the main road with mature trees.
These four drawings certainly verify the comment in the course book: “This exercise teaches you how the landscape view changes by just shifting your viewpoint slightly.”