|Hour Six, Sketch 24" x 16" Oil Stick and Titanium White oil color on canvas|
I think Hour Six has a good balance between roughness, unfinished-ness and suggestion, accomplished in one hour. On a large piece, I would go back to vary the mark-nmaking and to bring out selected details. I would also develop some depth in the background.
If you are wondering why I skipped over Hour Five, it was a total wash out. I scrubbed the acrylic paint off and blended it into a mottled grey. Then I took out some frustration with a palette knife to no avail! Some things were never meant to be. Perhaps I will do a new sketch and name it Hour Four just to continue the suite!
My garden is blanketed in snow right now, so my subjects are derived from trees and withered flower stalks.