From My Sketch Book..
These 'sketches' are 4" x 6" on bond paper. They were done with a Sharpie Pen and water colour which was added after the sketch was finished.
Because of the current weather conditions (heat) that we are presently having to endure, I decided to do some 'quicker' sketching rather than setting up my equipment for oil painting. I hate runny oil paint !
Where I could not find shade, I worked in my car with, when needed, the air conditioning.
This particular sketch was drawn with a straight pen and nib with India Ink. I found the nib and ink to be quite different than the Sharpie. The old fashioned dip nip allowed for thick and thin lines while drawing and a looser feel to the lines. ( Warning : With open bottles of ink and straight pens, strange"spills or splatters may appear in your car's upholstery ) ...Probably why this is the only " pen and ink " sketch. See me cringe !
This was a sketch from a side street in a small village.
And of course, what would a country scene be without a barn or two ?
And an old truck !
And, hey, another old barn.
And lastly, a scene of a bridge on and old country gravel road. This piece was probably the most ambitious of all the sketches.
I think that some of these sketches may/could end up as full oil paintings. We shall see !