I have posted a few examples today and all of them capture the ‘mood’ of the subject rather well. These are exploratory works that give one a fleeting glimpse of what is on offer. They can form the basis of a major painting. The more sketches one does, the more information one can ‘draw’ from. Having a camera handy is certainly an advantage.
Do you have a sketch book and use it to record ‘plein-air’ ? I use a fine point felt pen these days after using a biro for many years. I prefer them because of the strong, fine line that they possess. Many artists use blacklead pencils, others pen and wash or watercolour and wash. Water soluble pencils are great for such work.
These ‘quick’ images are not often classed as finished works of art, but there are times when something ‘special’ is created, and I will share that with you tomorrow.