Friday, March 22, 2013

Late Afternoon in Lubec

"Late Afternoon Lubec", oil on panel, 8 x 10

This was the view from the backyard of a house I rented in Lubec Maine a few summers ago.  I painted this study mainly from memory and pencil sketches.  My photo reference was quite dark and blurry so I  used it solely as a starting point.  I am trying to do more complete drawings and studies in pencil, pen or charcoal on location so that I can use as them as references instead of photos.  Drawing takes much longer than painting and really requires you to focus on what aspect of the scene you want to capture.  I think you end up retaining more visual memory of a location because it takes so much more time and concentration to render something in pencil and paper than with a brush and paint.

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