The Art of the Oil Sketch

This small sketch is something I did last year. After working on a larger painting, I didn’t want to waste what was left on my palette, so placed this can in front of me, lit it and sketched it up real quick. I was, and am, so pleased with it that I keep it pinned up on a wall in my studio to remind me of the unrestrained feeling I had while executing it. After comparing this with some of my finished work, I made a pact with myself to work smaller and looser.

Pacts (like rules) are made to be broken, and this one was no exception. However I have done some other loose little still lifes since this one for use in my Sketchbook Project 2011 sketchbook that I am happy with and that I continue to learn from.

Share those with you next time!