Concept drawings are the beginning stage of every painting I create. Pencil and paper offer the fastest way to establish composition as well as areas of light and dark. Often I follow up these drawings with a small oil sketch, playing with color options.
Drawings are also available for purchase. Framing available.
Color Oil Sketches
I then translate the drawing into an oil sketch. The final oil sketch doesn't always have the same color decisions as the final drawing, but the exercise helps me "get to know" the painting. Often it feels like the painting is coming to me rather than me going to it.
BEGINNING THE FINAL PAINTING