Sunday, January 08, 2012

Transitions, North Pasture & Sketches

11" x 14"
Gessoed Ampersand Board

The reference photo for this painting is posted below.  You can see how unlike the reference photo the painting is.

Several of us at have begun a sketch a day, taking not more than 15-20 minutes for the sketch.  I've decided to use an ink pen for the sketches with my long term goal to lay a line down as accurately as I can to form the basic shapes of the subject, instead of just scribbling, which is what I'm currently doing.  

The first sketch is from yesterday and then a sketch of actor Al "Fuzzy" St. John done this morning.  Fuzzy played Lash LaRue's sidekick in some old western movies.  It doesn't look like Fuzzy but pausing a movie and sketching is a great way to practice.


Katherine Thomas said...

Wow, I love how you interpreted the reference photo and made the scene so charming with the evergreens in the tree line and the soft snowiness all around. It's beautiful!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

What a wonderful atmosphere you created. This is sensitive and beautiful.

RH Carpenter said...

You've removed anything that didn't add to the subject and focused on the trees and the mist and done it beautifully - better than a photo.

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PatarNoster said...

This is great, very original !

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