Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Where it all begins. Visitors to Gallery 5 often ask where the paintings "are from", and I tell them some are from specific farms and fields that I have photographed, some from my head, and others a combinations of both. But they all share a common beginning, a small thumb nail sketch of an idea where I lay out composition and some very rough value guidelines. Here are a couple of these sketches with the resulting finished painting.

the farm pencil sketch aprox. 1x5"

the Farm acrylic 48x60"

Purple Majesty acrylic 12x48"...the architecture underwent some changes in this piece.

1 comment:

John F said...

Lovin' your sketchs of the barns.