The lovely warm weather just seemed to call me outside so I drove around a bit looking for some interesting buildings. Fortunately, there was sun so there were shadow patterns to play with. I was very pleased with both these little sketches. They are very close to what I was trying for. I’ve just been reading a book by Charles Reid and found his paintings and suggestions very interesting. I had his approach in mind when I did these.
For these quick little studies I’m using my sketch book which takes paint fairly well but is definitely not watercolour paper. But using the sketch book takes a lot of pressure off since I’m just collecting information. The resulting sketches make up for their lack of finished quality with increased spontaneity.