I've taken the words of the great, multi disciplined designer Alexander Girard to heart: "Repetition is not duplication." The Greeks suggested that you never put your foot in the same river twice because our selves are in a constant process of growth, upheaval and self-reflection. We never arrive. We are constantly journeying in this life. Cheers! Bon voyage!
The place where I often draw is not that large. There are only so many places to stand comfortably and view what there is to see. And I draw those things. One place I return to is a spot just above the top of the dam where the glassy smooth Charles River gathers speed and falls and pushes on downstream to Boston and the ocean. I like the reflection of the trees in the smooth water. I like the abrupt line formed at the lip of the dam. I like the patterns and chaos of the splashing water. Wind, rain and snow further complicate the surface of the water. It's never the same twice (or five hundred times).
So, for you nerds who follow my work, here is a relatively deep dive into one small motif that I find intriguing. For an artist, once you give yourself permission to deepen your relationship with your subject, a completely new reason for being an artist wondrously opens to you. Again, "bon voyage!"