Here are a few of the paintings I did that week. They were painted on oil primed linen canvas taped to hardboard. It saves time; if I'm happy with the painting, I can glue it to a panel once it's dry. If I'm unhappy with it, I didn't waste a lot of time preparing a panel. Another benefit is that these sketches take up a lot less room to store than a bunch or 1/8" thick panels do. Even though I waited a few weeks before I put them away, I usually put a piece of waxed paper between the sketches so they don't accidentally stick to each other.
|Falls in the Rocky Mountain National Forest, 9x12"|
|Timber Lake Aspens, 9x12"|
|Big Thompson River, 9x12"|
|Moraine Park, 8x10"|
In addition to the oil sketches, I had my sketchbook and some ink and casein paint for some quick drawings.
|8x5" Watercolor Sketchbook pages|