Monday, February 3, 2014

Azalea Park, Step 3

Enlarging the Plein Air Sketch
Sorry this is hard to see, but it is a gridded enlargement of my plein air sketch onto my 24x30 linen canvas.  With plastic wrap taped over my sketch, I ruled a grid of squares with a pen and drew a corresponding larger grid on my canvas with soft vine charcoal.

Then following the sketch, I enlarged it square by square, carefully wiping off the charcoal as I went along.

Even though this sounds like an extremely elementary step, I find that I must do it to retain the accuracy and feeling that I had in the initial sketch. It definitely increases my comfort level.

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