My sketch composition is from a photograph taken 19th May 2020 at 1442hrs. I sat upon the large fallen branch from the James I IV Oak of 1612. The wood you see in the sketch came from this large branch. Sawn asunder first by high winds then tidily by men.
The first draft took 51 minutes, a complex construction so it was. My second draft of 37 minutes defined the woodwork, grass and leaves.
Here is the original photograph:
My artwork is somewhat impressionistic although I have kept the general proportions on the canvas. With the speed I made this sketch I am reasonably happy with the outcome. I feel I have made progress with construction ideas whilst making this artwork. Personal art techniques I can refine in new works.
Van Gogh produced some 1,100 drawings! I have approximately 59 sketches/drawings of subjects, objects and landscapes excluding a multitude of abstracts. This does not include my oil paintings, acrylics, pastels and watercolours. As I write I would like to redo one of my lost pastels on board, it is beautiful. I can only hope it was plucked from the garbage heap.
If I can reproduce that particular artwork with the essence of the original I shall be delighted.
I would encourage any fans to make their own version of my artworks from my photographs. Whilst I did do art at school I had a literal near twenty-year semester from doing any sketches, paintings or drawings to formally speak of. During that semester I would say that my photography and music melody/songwriting hobbies were my main artistic interests.
If you click here you can read a good selection of my Sayings, Songs and Poems.
By the way, if.. if I could introduce ‘stepping stones’ at the sites of my sketches it would be wondrous. Why? Simply that I would love to share the area with you, its natural beauty, its uniqueness.
You could get to see through your own eyes, with your own senses the views that have enthralled me.