Sketches and Prep Work

Finally made some progress!  Here are a couple of paintings that I'm working on right now....enjoy!  I'll post more progress as I go along.  These first steps are always a bit interesting and I usually have a hard time thinking that I'm going to be successful.  I've learned to just press on...especially through the initial washes.  It may look bad now but as I add successive washes and begin to add more paint and finally detail it will all come together.  Of course if it doesn't....I always have the option of starting over!

Marker sketch of Bigelow Residence

Pencil on watercolor paper...Bigelow Residence

Marker sketch of Barn and Silo

First wash of paint on Barn and Silo painting