Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sketch 1

Sketch 1, 6 x 8

Haven't posted for several days, but that doesn't mean I haven't been hard at work! This is the first of several "sketches" I did on a board (this the tape to divide it) to plan my next four paintings. This is the first time I've ever done four underdrawings or sketches on one board, and in one "sitting." I found that ideas just flowed when I worked that way, and not taking the time to finish each one really freed me up to brainstorm, if you will. I was quite a lot of fun, and just as importantly for me right now, productive.

-julie davis

5 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Gorgeous sketch! Great looking composition. I think those are horse trailers? Look forward to seeing the paintings!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

OMG - stop right THERE! I love, love, LOVE the descriptives lines and shadows of this. Have you ever done watercolor? Or... how would you preserve these beautiful lines? This is amazing just as it is (OK, maybe without the blue tape!) and I'd just save it and use it as 'inspiration' if you felt the need to paint the scene again. Thanks for sharing this!

julie davis said...

They are indeed horse trailers--glad that came across, Carol! And thank you, Kelley, for the kind words! I've not tried watercolor before, but would like to sometime. I did end up doing this larger--for me a 9 x 12 is larger:), but I do always love the nature of these underpaintings--like a black and white photograph--something timeless about them.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

What a great idea. Love the way this sketch looks...there is something so "freeing" about doing a monochrome sketch. The challenge is to take this spontaneity to the finished piece!

Kelley Sanford said...

Love these sketches. So fresh...can't wait to see the paintings.