Thursday, March 25, 2010

grazing in the sun

9" x 12" pastel on toned paper

A quick study for an upcoming commission.
My sketchbook is full of drawings that are more reminiscent of gesture scribbles than quick tonal studies, but I'm getting better at editing faster. Conte stick charcoal and pastels have proven to be more helpful than the pencils. And I get longer poses if I turn the horses out after breakfast as opposed to before dinner.
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  1. Thank you Elizabeth. Your paintings are easy on the eye. Beautifully done.