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Old 11-26-2017, 04:49 PM
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Pines on a ridge

xpost in Pen and Ink. 9x12, Dip pen on treated 140# Arches Rough WC paper with non-waterproof ink, water washes. Pines on a ridge, though I am not sure which species, but I believe a White Pine.

I have visited this site, and will continue to do so, until I feel I have come away with something that captures the majestic feeling I get when I walk among them. Right now I spend an hour or two sketching the ridge and trying to re-train my eyes to see rhythm and mass and be able to capture what I feel. Im not interested in a slave to the scene approach, but the discipline of capturing what is in front of you is still in the forefront of my mind. I don't consider these final, but sketches that will be developed into other media, including pen and ink as I go along.

Please feel free to comment, I'm looking for things to keep in mind and appreciate any input.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:04 AM
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Re: Pines on a ridge

Magnificent "sketch" this forest piece!

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Old 11-27-2017, 06:27 AM
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Re: Pines on a ridge

Absolutely beautiful.

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Old 11-27-2017, 07:19 AM
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Very effective: loose and representative. Gary
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:32 PM
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What a wonderful rendering of the forest.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:27 PM
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Re: Pines on a ridge

Thank you all for the kind comments!

As we head into winter, I can only get out on weekends because of darkness, and figure out how I can prepare for winter plain air. Maybe a portable lighting solution will be found. I started teaching myself oils because it seems that they should stay fairly workable in the cold. I have also worked with whisky in the water when doing winter watercolor sketching, so as I explore and record the scenes that move me, I might move towards that direction. Only time will tell!
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:59 PM
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Really like that one. You might want to save that whiskey for yourself, though.
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I think that some folks use a touch of glycerin in water to keep it from freezing but I am only passing on hearsay. Gary
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I really like how this looks!
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Wonderful sketch! I like the technique you use.

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