WaterFire, Providence, RI, I was struck by how peaceful it was, when I walked through there was cello music being piped along the river. Sketched it this morning, in the tiny sketchbook, it is a version of “sketch it first, paint it later” except this time it was “think it first, paint it later”.
Another after Jochim Sorolla.
After a small oil study after Joaquín Sorolla. (E. sent me this link)
Sketch it quick (cold fingers!), paint it later: cove in the afternoon, Jamestown RI.
In a lightweight sketchbook this one is a Fabriano, 40 sheet staple bound, flat so it fits in pockets.
A watercolor study combining my own photo references after studying Sorolla. Part of a class I am teaching, that hinges on an ocean theme: we are examining other paintings and gathering ideas from that process to influence how we create compositions and paintings from our own photo references. I am enjoying the process. Looking at Sorolla influenced how I saw and chose my references and expanded my sense of possibility.
Now its time to go sledding!!!
We took the swift out of the water yesterday afternoon and watched racing.
Rough foggy day impressions at the beach.