Currie Barracks Plein Air

This is the plein air sketch I did the other day.  It’s the front of the same building that I’ve done 3 times already.  I like this view and think it has compositional strengths.  I always wonder about having a big tree right in front of  the building but that’s the beauty of these sketches.  The are a relatively quick way to find out if something works or doesn’t.  The other issue that I wonder about is the value pattern.  In this image I’m directing your eye to the side with the white paper and the colourful shadows but the drawing sets up the front to be the star of the show.

I think some more practice will help me resolve these issues.

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