A Seasonal Quartet

Sketch Kent and Joe

I’m starting on a little different commission today, Kent and Joe asked me to design four pieces based on the seasons. It’s fun to develop the sketches knowing the paintings will hang as a group. Please remember as you go through my blog, if you’d like to enlarge any of the images just click on the picture.

SK9414 Farolito Shadows step 1

We’re starting with the Winter piece. Drawing the plan up on the canvas for a painting with snow takes a bit of thinking ahead. I delineate all of the architectural structure, even though a lot of it won’t be seen in the final piece. This method helps me to keep the relative proportions of the basis elements correct.

SK9414 Farolito Shadows step 2

Next I begin establishing the lines where the snow will be. The chili pepper wreath has been washed in with a mix of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin.

SK9414 Farolito Shadows step 3

Using a clean brush dipped in odorless paint thinner the ground lines are “Erased”.

SK9414 Farolito Shadows step 4

The sketch on the canvas is complete! We’ll start adding color in our next session. Hope you’ll come back to the studio and follow along. If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!

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