Most of my painting is done in my studio but it all begins in the wild. I start each painting in the wilderness with either a rough sketch or a picture and some journaling. I find that knife sketching helps capture both the mood and the colours in nature.
“Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment, no matter where one happens to be. Man does not suddenly become aware or infused with wonder; it is something we are born with. No child need be told its secret; he keeps it until the influence of gadgetry and the indifference of teen-age satiation extinguish its intuitive joy.”
– Sigurd Olson
Undefinable Beauty (graphite sketch)
Exposed (graphite sketch)
Sisters (graphite sketch)
Wrinkles (graphite sketch)