quick sketch this morning from an email Margaret sent about her upcoming panting sale and demo on June 25 in Providence.
Observatory sketch, watercolor class demo.
We began by finding the proportions of the structure (green box) and a plumb line (blue). From there we found curves that described the form from our perspective (red). We built an armature with that information and fit the details onto it.
Above I have desaturated the image and increased the contrast to show the value structure underlying the color.
Thumbnail sketch of a beach path at Fort Weatherill. Below is the camera’s version of my view.
From my sketchbook, I was imagining while a student described a memory.
From my sketchbook.