Wednesday, February 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.

Sunset OBX - Firepower

Sunset OBX - 5 x 5",  oil on board On what is essentially a thin ribbon of sand, stands a thread of high-wire communication lines...