The 41st international sketchcrawl was this Saturday. This time we met at the campus of Emory university. I brought my oils and set up to paint in the picturesque quad. There was light rain falling and I was joined by one other sketcher.
Last weekend I went to my favorite painting spot in my neighborhood armed with my painting gear and a square canvas. The sun was coming in and out of clouds while I painted which meant less painting time and more breaks in between. I was pretty exited to see a big old turtle emerge from the water a couple of times.
This is a oil sketch that I did in Decatur Cemetary this weekend. It was warm and sunny and I figured the only way to survive without melting in the sun was to find reliable shade. I was looking for some cool angel statues to paint when I came upon a nice shaded spot under this tree where I planted my easel.
I brought my oil paints and completed a small oil sketch of a street corner in Decatur. Our sketchcrew of 4 was unexpectedly joined by Thomas Jefferson who displayed an amazingly steady hand at drawing, and posed with us for a picture. 🙂
A recent oil sketch from Lullwater park. While painting this I suffered double equipment failure. Both a part of my easel and my camping chair broke so the last few strokes were painted with me standing and holding the pochade box. I really liked the lead white oil ground I prepared this canvas with. The colors do not stain the canvas at all and it is easy to wipe off, yet the surface receives the paint easily enough. I did however find myself using softer long hair brushes more.