Friday, December 09, 2011

Thanksgiving sketches

Sketch 1:  Carbon Canyon (front lit)

 6" x 8" oil on RayMar canvas panel

Indeed, I have much to be thankful for and the time to get out and sketch is one of them!  I thought the flat effect caused by the sun being right behind me, was interesting.  The dry hillsides and brush made for a harmonious palette.

Sketch 2:  End of Eureka Street

8" x 6" oil on RayMar canvas panel

A white house in shadow is a nice challenge.  I used a toned canvas which is not my usual approach.  Sorry Len Chmiel.  I had in mind to be careful to keep my values in distinct 'families'.