Thought I'd share an early one with you. Sometimes there is an impetus that gets us back on our art journey. This was the first painting after a long hiatus. My mom made her transition in the spring of 2006 and the days seemed shorter and colder after that. Along came my friend, Jenny, with an offer to meet up with the other girls at her beach house.
Here is the sketch of the chair and porch along the beach. First I toned the canvas by putting a wash of yellow over the whole piece because I wanted to look at a warm color when painting.
The sketch is done with a soft vine charcoal after the canvas was toned.