Wednesday, September 5, 2012

sketchbook reminder

I'm coming to the end of my list of mediocre paintings to be reworked. "Wenatchee River," painted in 2007, had enough redeeming qualities to put it near the end of the list so I'm going to try to save some of it.
An email conversation with a friend about the many uses of Photoshop for an artist reminded me of the preparation steps I used to go through. My process was to use PS to look at the reference photo in grayscale as well as blurred (as if squinting). I also turned it into a value sketch. I looked this painting up in my old sketchbook and will use this page from 2007 as reference when I rework "Wenatchee River" today.


  1. Oh how thankful I am that you are willing to share your process is so helpful to work is marvelous

  2. You're very welcome Sharon! Although entering art in shows for awards is a competition, the creation of the art isn't. Let's support one another.