You can look at a certain view for years and think you know exactly what is there, but it isn’t until you try to draw it or paint it that you realize how much there is to see.  Here’s an alley that I thought I was familiar with… but trying to draw it without looking was quite an eye-opener!  The perspective alone was a trial.  Analyzing it with Judy, we can see all kinds of things that couldn’t be: we couldn’t see the lawn in the yards unless we stood on a high ladder (and the snow melted); those garages are definitely not placed according to bylaws; that house on the left is at a crazy angle.  But for all that, it’s still recognizable as our neighborhood, even though I moved the trees and straightened the fences.



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