Sketching time!

Some recent sketching in charcoal or graphite. Just keeping “in tune” until I can get some painting time in the studio. I have commissions to complete! Having fun with every stroke of a line, and loving it.

Thanks for viewing!

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Plein air “hike”

Well, I packed up all my plein air gear for the first time, (literally, I packed my backpack!) and took a long hike to the patio. Just had to get outside and try my hand at plein air painting. Good practice for dialing in what I may need for a much longer hike. 🙂 I really enjoyed it! I knew I would.
Anyway, some marigolds for my first trek. I didn’t finish it. Although I may take the hike again tomorrow night, or finish it up in the studio. Either way, I haven’t painted since April so it’s good to get the brushes back into my hands again. After all, I still have a piece to finish… right Nick and Jayla?
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Back again!

Finally back into the studio for some studying. First since May. Charcoal on toned paper. Love this stuff. #studiowork #charcoal #drawing #portrait #donbattles #passionforart

Quick Portrait Study Sketch – New Painting 

Some planning for my next painting. Study from a photo ref by Amor-Fati-Stock on DeviantArt.com. 

I am enjoying the heck out of sketching and while it’s beneficial, I can’t wait to have the time to devote to the brush. I surely miss it.

In them meantime, I will try to keep this blog from getting stale.

Again, thanks for stopping by and giving my studio ramblings a look.