10 Landscape Sketches

These are little thumbnails I do as warmups before actual painting.  I usually work from photos on my phone and the corresponding sketch is about the same size – usually in the 3-4″ range.

Fence Progress

As some of my friends know I’m rather enamored with the idea of fences.  They pop up in lots of my work – from physical sculptures, to drawings, to photographs.  Sometimes they are metaphorical, sometimes they are just plain real.

I’ve been working on a large drawing for the Lost series which incorporates one of my favorites: chain link.  I love the durability, the industrial aesthetic, and the airy perforations which all combine to say “you can see through, but you can’t get through.”
A snippet of the larger drawing which is going ever so slowly.

Fence Progress detail

And a page from my sketchbook with a test run of the fencing:

Fence Test Run