Inspirations and sketches from my studio in the Catskill Mountain. The solitude of my Artist Retreat compels me to keep exploring, seeing, experimenting, and painting all the picturesque quality outside my window.
Yay, berry season once again, what better way to spend the day than to cruise along the backroads & stop at a BERRY FARM. The best part about picking strawberry is eating the ripe fresh berries. BLISS... with a finish sketch, it almost feels like a productive creative day.
It's starting to look like that Summer is here to stay in the mountain. With such a fine Memorial Day weekend, everything is looking paintable. A bluebird flew by me as I was biking. Looks like a good week to paint birds. Sometimes, my projects start with ideas straight from the air. Ah, nothing like the joy of being inspire!
As the light changes rapidly, the 2 sided sketchbook that opens flat is quite useful. This is totally improvised, I never know when I should stop. Usually for me, a drawing is done when I have partly succeeded in abstracting what I originally saw... not at all necessary to cover every inch of the paper.