Sunday, February 12, 2012
A Study for a larger painting
Almost Home ~ oil 9" x 12"
I'm calling this one done, I'm also calling this one a 'study'. I've been wanting to paint this snow scene for a while now but on a larger format perhaps a 24" x 36" canvas. This one is 9" x 12" and large for me considering most of my oils have been 8" x 10" or smaller. I started out by doing a few value studies (below), just thinking of where I wanted to go with this one. I know it helped to do the studies in marker and the Bic pen because I was mentally prepared going in and now I think I will feel much more confident going into the large painting.
Value studies from my sketch book. On the left I used a sepia Bic pen and on the right a black Sharpie and a cool grey Prismacolor marker.
Below a little collection of heart shaped rocks I've collected, to tell you Happy Valentines day.... Yeah I know I'm early, but I'm going to spend my Valentines day getting my teeth cleaned and saying hello to my dentist.