This began as the demonstration painting for a class I taught last weekend. The topic was working from a drawing. When doing a sketch on location, one immediately emphasizes the elements that are interesting. Painting from that first interpretation offers a more personal response to the subject without too much confusing detail. Though I use photography as an integral part of my process, I find that if I`ve drawn something first, I begin with more confidence.
watermedia on paper 24"x18"
graphite on paper 6"x3.5"