Saturday, May 19, 2007

Oil Sketch Exercise...whitetail buck

8"x 10" pumice panel

Was just dying to take a break from end of year classroom
teacher stuff to lay some paint down, and had about 20-30
minutes. Premixed some paint and did this quick sketch of
a buck. Not quite finished...but,

I wanted to push the mandate to say as much as possible
with as little paint as necessary. Such requires mixing up the
right color and value on the palette so that no tweaking or
adjusting is necessary on the painting. Lay the stroke in, and
leave it. Such also requires having some confidence that you
know your subject well enough to leave well enough alone!

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