August 18, 2014

The Hills of Home

The rolling hills of rural New Jersey were the subject of my latest drawing. This was completed in a rather spontaneous method using quick and easy smudges of pastel and charcoals. The foreground rock was largely imagined and alludes to my training in Chinese landscape painting. Despite the fact that I was not on location when finishing this drawing, I remembered that it was early spring and that the grass in the middle ground was still in its light golden winter color. So I retained a light touch on the middle ground, making a nice ribbon of light contrast to the dark mountain and the foreground rock.

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