Mondays beach sketches

MurrayG

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Hi Folks, I cannot call this plein air even though it was done onsite as these are sketches not finished art pieces. Each about 6x3 inches on A4 Kraft Notbook.
The bottom 2 are in portrate "mode" :)
Monday-Sketch-1.jpg
 

MurrayG

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Hi Yes, pastels, very limited set. I had two 4stick pastel plastic containers with some half bits and the last one was pen, coloured with pastel. I was trying to record some parts of the scene and sea for a drawing I will start soon.
 

tanjaf

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Great snapshots on the scene, all 3! I am curious to see the painting that you want to do. For me the challenge is always to bring the vitality of the sketch (= first impression) over into the finished painting. Good luck with that, Murrayg!
Cheers
Tanja
 

Lazarus

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Good atmosphere at the upper one. Four sticks of pastels isn't easy work.
 

snoball

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Glad to know that I am not the only one who does so many works that I completely forget some of them. 😁 ;)
 

Donna T

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These are great, Murray! It's nice to see sketch versions of the locations I've seen in your paintings. Aren't pastels much easier to do on toned paper? I struggle with white paper so much.
 

MurrayG

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These are great, Murray! It's nice to see sketch versions of the locations I've seen in your paintings. Aren't pastels much easier to do on toned paper? I struggle with white paper so much.
Thanks for the comments. For sketcking I use either ktaft paper pad or a white canson sketck pad. Yes white is harder for pastels, but nice for pen.
 

Triduana

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Lovely set of sketches. I like the toned paper. The top one has a really nice composition.
 

Jo Castillo

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These are great. Plein air is plein air, never knew of a rule to be finished! Some finish in studio. I like your limited palette. Don't forget to show us your painting.
 

Dm7

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I think plein air is all about practicing, studying, experiencing, experimenting, and learning. So you got that down! Nice sketches!
 
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