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.