Sunday, September 24, 2017

Charcoal Studies

I've recently started making charcoal studies before making a painting.  Charcoal allows for a very quick exploration of composition and values with a little more detail than a thumbnail and they can become finished works in their own right.

charcoal drawing landscape art mountain hay field farm
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"Rural Landscape Study"

9" X 12", Charcoal on paper
Original - $100
Prints Available

This study is based on a photo I took in rural Sanpete county in central Utah.  I think it's a good representation of the open agricultural land you find there.  I started a painting of this but it wasn't turning out, I might return to it some day and try again.  They can't all be winners.

art landscape nature marsh wetland drawing charcoal
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"Ogden Valley Marsh Study"

8" X 10", Charcoal on Paper
Original - $80
Prints Available

Late in the summer season Pineview Reservoir in Ogden Valley, Utah drops low enough that some of the outlying areas become marshes.  I took the photo this charcoal sketch is based on during autumn one year and there was a small stream meandering down to the reservoir through a marshy field, I knew I'd do something with that some day, so here is the sketch.  I've also done a painting based on this sketch and will share it at a later date.

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