Monterey Pine Sketch, 19th November, 2017

Graphite on paper, apprx. 7.5 x 10 cm

A little sketch of one of the Monterey pines in a stand a short walk down towards Kenidjack. Small sketches like this are useful preparation for more intimate studies exploring a given form in the landscape. These more highly finished pencil or ink studies combined with colour studies  are then used to construct elements appearing within larger scale pieces completed in the studio.

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Cape Sunset, 4th November, 2017, 4.20pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 15  x 20 cm

A day of showers and chilly high winds  seemingly from every point of the compass except the south, ended with a moody November sunset — welcome respite from the dull overcast and fog of the past few weeks.