Reflections on life: Preliminary Sketch

"Gust Front" by Bryce Herrington 28 x 21, watercolor on paper of an approaching thunderstorm viewed from a railroad bridge.


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Reflections on life: Preliminary Sketch

 
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As I do for all my paintings, I created a detailed sketch of the scene. I work on values and composition, a dry run, so to speak, for how I will paint the scene. As I draw, I think ahead to how I want the painting to look, and how I will approach certain aspects and areas of the painting. This helps me prepare for the act of creating the painting. I have always maintained that painting is as much a mental and spiritual exercise as it is the physical act of creating with paint, paper, brush and water.

Upon approval of the sketch, I am ready to begin.