Friday, May 22, 2009

Quick sketch of dusk at our house

Dusk At Our House 6x8 Oil on Masonite

This is a small, fast study of the Western sky from the room where I do my painting. Until I finish my studio in the back yard, I'm using one of three bedrooms as my "studio".

This is my first ever plein air attempt. Now I understand better how quickly the light and sky changes. DUH! :-) But it was a good thing.


  1. Very convincing sky, Ken, I like :)

  2. Ah Caolina! What would I do without your kind and gentle encouragement? Thank you! :-)

    I think that I won't post anymore of these little, fast "sketches" but this being my first true plein air, it deserved to be seen by my blog visitors. On second thought maybe my blog visitors deserve better! HA HA HA HA HA!

    So you do your WIPs with a scanner? Do you think it would work with oils? :-) Maybe one time?

    Warmest best wishes
    Ken B,

  3. This is really beautiful, Ken. I think you should post MORE of these quick sketches. It's fresh, spontaneous, and very well done. Captures the essence of the scene and your feeling about it brilliantly. I like this very much.

  4. Hi Liz. OH! I guess I will do some more since you put it that way. :-) Thanks a lot. Maybe I can work some of those clouds into the newest DSFDF farm scene.

    Hope all is well with you. Talk to you later.
    Ken B.


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