Sketches

 

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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.

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“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

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Undefinable Beauty (graphite sketch)

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Exposed (graphite sketch)

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Sisters (graphite sketch)

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Wrinkles (graphite sketch)

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