Sunday, January 27, 2008

More Sketches

Hello Fellow Artists-
Today I am posting another favorite sketch. This is Chatham Light on Cape Cod. I like the energy of the sketch the play of the light off of the red roof(s) and the clapboard. I have done a few finished pieces of this scene.... but none has had the sparkle of the sketch. that is one of the best things about sketching on location. I am much freer in my sketchbooks. Maybe it is not thinking so much about the choice or the distractions of the elements that prevent me from getting bogged down. Lets face it painting outdoors while great fun you many things working against you getting that wash done evenly and maybe not worrying too much about that is part of the key. After all it is a sketch right and not meant to be a finished piece... yet there is that something special about the sketch that shines brightly.
One thing the sketches do for me is to inspire me to keep painting and give me subjects to work on in the studio during these cold winter months.


Josie said...

Carl, your work is so WONDERFUL. Your work reminds me a bit of a local artist here who is very famous named Edward Goodall. If you Google him, you will see some of his work.

I wish I could paint like you do.

Josie said...

Here is a link to the Goodall Family, and Edward Goodall's paintings. They were quite a family of artists, going back a century or so.

I hope this works:

Edward Goodall

If you scroll down, you will see some of his watercolors. They remind me very much of your work.

Carl said...


Thanks for the kind words and the link. I am honored you think my work looks like that of such a talented watercolorist.


Wenderina said...

I've always loved your sketches. And your pencil work as well. Love to see some of those make your blog - and be framed for our walls!

Donna said...

LOVE it. I took a one day class in watercolor just to see if I'd like doing it as much as I like looking at it. The teacher did NOT inspire me, but the inspiration is still there. Maybe I'll try again. Keep painting. It's about the fulfillment, not the least that's what I tell myself!