Driving southPosted: December 24, 2015
I love painting the changing panorama on a long highway drive, which in today’s sketch is the road through central Vermont. The cloud cover was low when I started and by the time I was done, we were in complete fog. The view is different with every bend in the road, so I begin by drawing a few lines with a pencil. As I start to paint the shapes of the mountains shift, but the colours and the clouds are basically the same. A green patch here, some rusty pines over there. A basic structure and then a little bit of improv. The only constant: the road in front and the heavy clouds overhead.