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Sunday, December 30, 2007

House in the Woods Sketch

Today I have been planning on finishing a painting I started before Christmas. I was looking through reference photos for a background for the painting. I think I found it and will work on it starting January 1. While I was thinking I sketched, looking out my studio window.

This sketch took about 20 minutes with a Micron 005 pen in a generic sketchbook that is about 7 x 10 inches. I did not do a preliminary sketch in pencil, just looked and sketched. To be truthful, in a landscape I can fudge a little. You don't know the exact look of the house or trees, do you?

I have been thinking about 2008 and what I want to do with my art. At the moment I am not too ambitious. I have a cold though and that may have something to do with me having the doldrums. So, stay tuned and you will hear of a plan, one way or another.


Leslie said...

I love fudge...oh, I mean fudging!

This is a magical sketch.

I like your sketches. You could spend the whole of 2008 sketching...

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Leslie. :) I started out doing pen and ink. I still like it, but the old "patience" thing kicks in. Sooo dificult to correct. I am not good at slowing down .. or being careful. Aw, man...

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