Daily Sketch #11: French countryside calm

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Today’s sketch inspired by my wife and our anniversary trip to the French countryside in the romantic Loire Valley region. The light was very strong from the right side of the sketch, so the shadows were very pronounced, as was the coming storm, which never materialized by the way. The rose bushes in the foreground are testers – not part of the actual reference photo, but rather a suggestion from my wife in hopes of adding some bright color to the soon-to-be painted version. Never sketched a rose bush before, but I think it’s a great addition to the sketch.

2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch #11: French countryside calm

  1. I REALLY like this — great idea for a painting, which it sounds like you are going to pursue. Can you send me a copy of the photo? And by the way, i also really like the sketch!

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