OverlappingPosted: February 4, 2013
When I go out in my car looking for something to sketch I am not searching for a particular scene, but rather for interesting shapes and contrasting values. The best shapes are always the ones that overlap and interlock. So why did I choose this scene at the side of the church in Pointe Claire? The car overlapped the house, breaking up that rectangle. The utility pole broke up the two parts of the house as well as the sky. The tree overlapped the church and the sky. The fence broke up the white of the snow. And at just the right moment the caretaker shovelled the path.
I painted this on a block of Fabriano Artistico Extra White, Cold Pressed, 140 lbs. Size: 12″ x 9″. Time: about 1 hour in my car on the way to work. Outside temperature: -10C