Saturday, March 25, 2017
Clouds Over Mountan Pond
This charcoal is 12" x 16" with a few highlights of gouache
Working in the studio today.
The bulk of this drawing was completed years ago and set aside. That is something I will do from time to time. Sometimes its because I've reached the point in a subject that I've reached the limit of my technical skills (In other words, I know what I want to achieve but I don't know how to do it yet) , More often than not, its because I am most inspired by source material (aka nature) so I'll work on a number of subjects at once leaving studio work for later.
I decided to experiment with this subject, adding to and changing the composition of the clouds, shadows on the mountains and reflections in the pond and some general touch up.
I also pursued some experimentation with tracing paper, pen and ink, on an oil composition of an Amish Farmer. The two sketches below are future projects. The top sketch is a compositional study for continued work on the oil of an Amish Farmer. More on that subject in different posts.
The drawing below was also completed years ago. A snowy hillside in Lewiston. My next studio day of experiementation will involve this subject.