The White Barn at Milwich.
A4 charcoal on 118gm Strathmore Grey paper. A few of you asked to see some of the charcoal sketches that I have recently drawn plein air. I don’t spend more than say ten minutes on some, others I may work on for longer, taking them to a slightly more detailed level such as this one posted today. I’m looking to get plenty of information down on paper, something that will serve as the basis for a painting in the studio on a later date. I completed around ten of these last Tuesday in a few hours, (some very quick), making the best of a sunny morning - nothing better that getting out in the fresh air with your sketchpad. I enjoy sketching with charcoal, it gives me the freedom to work quickly and not worry about mistakes. I always try and get as many sketchbooks filled with ideas to work on during the cold winter months. Not everything that I sketch will be interesting enough to warrant a finished painting, but that doesn’t matter, I love the drawing experience and try and draw most days
About the Artist
Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…View full profile