Views from the roadPosted: January 5, 2013
I had my sketchbook with me on a recent trip through Vermont and did these on the road. No, I wasn’t the driver! I had this notion that I would have these mountain vistas in front of me for a few minutes at a time and I would be able to capture them before another view opened up. But I was wrong about how long they lasted. It was mere seconds and then the scene would be different. So in essence I had to take a photo in my head of what was in front of me, make a few quick pencil marks and then try to paint from memory. I could have posted these on separate days but they seem to work well as a group. Each of these probably took 5-10 minutes and it was an excellent exercise in mixing colour and putting values down quickly.