Friday, April 22, 2011

Preparation for Painting

For the last month I have been thinking about an idea for painting. I had remembered a transparency I had taken in the late 70's and scanned into my computer late last year.
Here a graphite and Graphite/Watercolor pencil sketch I did Thursday afternoon.
Today I bought a 1/2 inch birch plywood panel and had cut into 3 pieces, one fitting a frame I already had. I then sanded and applied the first coat of gesso. A couple more and I will be ready to paint on it. I am still working on an idea on how I want this to go.

Pointillistic color field style painting

This is a cross between a pointillistic and color field study on black paper. I used gouache applied either direct from tube or mixed for secondary color. The subject is an imaginary landscape with sunset.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sketchbook: Coffee Shop Sketching

All of these are except for the first are fast sketches based on techniques from a travel sketching class I took with Walt Davis this past March.

Pen sketch of running horse from magazine photo
Barn on tree line - broad pencil drawing
Young horse
Cross Roads Motel