Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Experimenting & working loose is all fine & well. But once in  awhile, this subject from the farm calls for an old fashion tight rendering. With this little .5 mechanical pencil, the lines follow the direction of the way the hair is growing.

I painted a loose wash, to tone the paper...mainly because I want the contrast between the free flowing wash against the detail drawing.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Autumn Splendor

That bit of snow overnight took down a lot of the fall foliage. The scene was enhance by a delicate sunrise. This landscape sketch was painted on paper with thin oil turpentine, kind of like a watercolor. A white nupastel stick is perfect for indicating a bit of snow.