Choose and extensive landscape where you have an open view in all directions
Complete a 15 min drawing for each point of the compass from the same spot
I didn’t have access to a completely open landscape for this exercise but I did manage to get to a point with a view in 3 directions although not quite as open as I would have hoped. The 4th view to the west was unfortunately obscured by a converted barn on the ridge. To move to a different spot would have obscured my open view to the East with trees, I used 2B pencil for these 15 minute sketches. The temperature was below freezing so by the time reached the fourth view my hands were sufficiently cold for me not to be able to draw comfortably – and it shows.