My painting process often starts by sketching in black and white, even in the studio. The ink sketches in this landscape series are in earlier posts. In this painting, I made a quick pencil sketch on the same page and painted into it. This painting represents something of a breakthrough in controlling the drawing and anticipating the drying qualities of gouache done outdoors.
ABOVE: Shoshone Canyon, Cody, Wyoming — Gouache in Holbein multi-drawing book, 6-1/2″ x 9″ (16.51 x 22.86 cm), December 24 2007