Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sketch 2

Sketch 2, 6 x 8

This is the second of four painted "sketches" on a board. I've used them to help me plan some paintings that I'm doing in larger formats. I find that when I'm working in the studio to make a larger painting from a study I've done outdoors I often want to tweak the composition, and doing this really helped me -- almost more than working in a sketchbook with pencil, which surprised me.

-julie davis

8 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Julie, Loved yesterdays and this one also. What a wonderful idea and they are beautiful just as they are. This is 'Art' just in a simpler form- I love these:)

Kay said...

very nice!

Trish Siegel said...

These are beautiful sketches. I am very much looking forward to the paintings. BTW, congratulations on the show at Davis Gallery! How exciting!

Pam Holnback said...

Both of these sketches are great. Wonderful value and light.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Really enjoyed catching up with your blog---love the still-lifes and landscapes and these sketches! It's very helpful to see your approach in developing a painting.
Do you gesso the board before applying oil paint?

Elaine Hurst said...

This is exactly what I was needing to read right now. I have a very large canvas that I have just started working on. I have sketched things out in my sketch book, but I think I will pull out something to do a small oil sketch on. Thank you!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wow what a great idea. Love your work and now I will give it a try with my sketches. Thank you for sharing.

julie davis said...

Thanks first for the kind words, all. To answer Lorraine, I don't gesso the panels--I use either the RayMar double primed cotton or Pannelli Telati panels--also primed. They are fine for me as they are, though I know some folks who gesso both of these.
Hope this helps!