Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Plein Aire Painter"

16"x13" Sketch pencil and Charcoal on Watercolor paper.

So I couldn't help myself to go ahead and do another sketch before going back to my oil painting.  This is a challenge for me to work with charcoal.  AND....especially on the surface of this paper.  When I used to draw, I worked with drafting pencils on bristol paper.  I was so wrapped up in details.

I thought working with the charcoal and slightly rough paper would force me to "sketch" in shapes yet, I still got caught up in wanting to show details.

Personally?......I'd like this picture as a pastel painting.  I've gotta sketch more often.  It really is a different mindset from working on a commissioned painting.