Sanda Iliescu

Blades of Grass:

…an active line on a walk, moving freely without a goal: a walk for a walk's sake.

Paul Klee, The Pedagogical Sketchbook


Pick a blade of grass. Mix a shade of green paint that resembles as closely as possible one
of the shades in the blade of grass. Drop the blade onto a white piece of paper. Trace its
shape in green paint using a small watercolor brush.

Pick a second blade of grass. Mix a second shade of green paint that resembles as closely
as possible one of the shades in the blade of grass. Drop the blade onto the first piece of
paper. Trace its shape in green paint using a small watercolor brush. Drop the blade onto
a second piece of paper. Trace its shape.

Pick a third blade of grass. Mix a third shade of green paint that resembles as closely as
possible one of the shades in this blade of grass. Drop the blade onto the first piece of
paper. Trace its shape in green paint using a small watercolor brush. Drop the blade onto
the second piece of paper. Trace its shape. Drop the blade onto a third piece of paper.
Trace its shape.

Pick a fourth blade of grass. Mix a fourth shade of green paint that resembles as closely
as possible one of the shades in this blade of grass. Drop the blade onto the first piece
of paper. Trace its shape in green paint using a small watercolor brush. Drop the blade
onto the second piece of paper. Trace its shape. Drop the blade onto the third piece of
paper. Trace its shape. Drop the blade onto a fourth sheet of paper. Trace its shape.

Pick a fifth blade of grass. Mix a fifth shade of green paint that resembles as closely as
possible one of the shades in this blade of grass. Drop the blade onto the first piece of
paper. Trace its shape in green paint using a small watercolor brush. Drop the blade
onto the second piece of paper. Trace its shape. Drop the blade onto the third piece of
paper. Trace its shape. Drop the blade onto the fourth sheet of paper. Trace its shape.
Drop the blade onto a fifth sheet of paper. Trace its shape.

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