Sunday, September 19, 2010
Up Close and Personal - Coloured Pencil
This was not an ‘up close and personal’ in the sense I was not sitting close to the subject. I did however attempt to understand and ‘feel’ the images seen through an old farm house window....cozy and warm inside; cool and crisp outside. Love cold crisp days when the sky seems so pure and blue, the snow so white and shadows so wonderfully dark.
Don't know that I captured all I wanted to say in this one, thus it sits incomplete. I may have overworked it now and lost the vastness of the snowy fields.....the crisp edges we see on clear, cold days. Any comments or help you can offer would be so appreciated.
I seldom sketch in pencil anymore except for working sketches; it is so costly to matte and frame sketches I tend to stay with the cheaper presentation methods of oil on canvas. I have purchased a couple watercolour ‘canvases’; new on the market. These allow the artist to paint using watercolours and to ‘glaze’ the finished work eliminating the need for framing under glass.
Will look into these on another day also. Seems I have quite a bit of 'another day' lying about this studio.
Hope you enjoy today’s sketch.