|Day 6 - Rural Landscape|
This sketch is based on a photo I took in Castledale, Utah, a small desert town in central Utah. Obviously there's some water there too since there is some farming in the area, basically a bit of an oasis in the desert, this scene in particular is quite green, not just in my sketch but for real too. While exploring the town I noticed an old, unused bridge at the end of a dead end street. I went over to investigate, walked across the bridge and encountered this bucolic farm scene. I think I'll have to make a painting of this one too.
|Day 7 - Abandoned Classic Chevy|
I found this scene also in Castledale at the north end of town. I liked how the dilapidated fence echoed the sorry state of the abandoned 1950 Chevy sedan and I even "enhanced" the disrepair of the fence in the sketch. This one also goes on my "to be painted someday" list.
|Day 8 -Rural Hay Shed|
I kept this one simple and small, just used sepia toned pens. This scene is in Wanship, Utah, a very small rural town a ways east of Salt Lake City just off I-80. The Weber River runs behind this rustic old hay shed. I've attempted paintings of this hay shed a couple times before and didn't care for the results, that was several years ago, maybe it's time to try again, this time using the knives.