Feb 17, 2010

Prepretory Sketch

In preparation for a new painting I snapped some images of sycamores around Asheville.  This is one of many, many, many. 
I did several sketches from photos like this one to work out the composition and tonal balances.  Then I placed a 2" grid over the sketch with blue pencil.
From there,  I placed an 8" grid on a 48x48" canvas and started with a sepia outline.  More to come as it progresses.

Knotted Maple with Fireflies - The Struggle is Real.

Knotted Maple with Fireflies , 24x36" oil on board I struggled with this painting. While there are struggles with most all painting...