Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Please stand still !

Grazing through snow.

Animals present a particular challenge to sketch as, unlike a tree, they don't stand still. I have to constantly practice to gain a 'shorthand' knowledge in order to include them in my landscapes.

Grazing Meadows. Oil On Board.

The above painting is an example of how these studies of animals allows for spontaneity when painting out in the field.

Over the next few weeks I'll be concentrating on a series of local architectural landmarks executed outdoors in line and wash. I hope you'll come back to have a glimpse.

Please use the link to my website at the bottom of this page to see a much larger variety of my work.

Until next time, keep smiling.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the second sketch of the cow. You have the muscular features just right and I love the way he is munching at the grass. Hope you're well Jonathan, keep up the blog, it's great!!