Thursday, January 4, 2018

Overcast Twilight, Maryland August

Colored pencils, as I tell my friends, are instant gratification. You can be on site or at an event and as long as you have a place to put your pencils and sketchbook, you can capture the subject in painting-like accuracy. In August of 2006 I took a road and sketch trip through Pennsylvania and Maryland and encountered many different scenes of color and light. I did this landscape in central Maryland late in the day, with rain approaching. With that natural deadline I drew as much as I could, matching the darkening, muted colors of trees that were almost black in the oncoming cloud light. Though I struggled with the color balance on this one, I was able to catch enough of it to make a landscape moment.

Colored pencils on sketchbook page, 7 1/2" x 5 1/2", August 10, 2006.