Sketches

Sketches are an integral part of my life as a landscape artist. The plein air adventure comes in the cold, rain, snow or sun. The sizes are small, the process is quick:  I capture the moment of what has triggered my imagination. Several of my best works began at the road side or shore line, with a 9x12 board, a few paints and a need to capture the moment before it’s gone. Sometimes a sketch remains just that. I captured the essence. Sometimes, after a while, they tell me to grow them. The sketch sits on an easel and we work out a plan.

At each show I exhibit in, I have a box of sketches available for the place when a small painting or two is the answer to that space. They are ready to hang and I’m ready to tell you the story behind each sketch.

Sketching at Lac Ste Marie

Sketching at Lac Ste Marie