Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Little House, Big Trees 2




5"X7" Pencil on paper



These daily paintings and drawings serve a dual purpose for me. They are partly to provide exercises in still-life that will ultimately improve my technique. The other purpose though is to work out compositions and ideas, with a view to one day creating larger works. Most of my weekday pencil studies fall into the latter category. For years I have been driving around the Region seeing things that I think might make a good painting, but I rarely do anything about it. Now I have dozens of thumbnails which I can study on the computer and decide which ones work best. All I have to is find some time to do some larger paintings!

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