“Kellas’ Lamb” – a glimpse of the beauty of Scotland, based on a photo taken by Kellas Campbell, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (used with permission). I’ve had a social media friendship with Kellas for several years. She’s a wonderful artist and photographer.
A small river can be very relaxing, especially if there are a few cattle grazing in the distance in a pasture on the opposite bank. This pencil drawing is a preliminary sketch for a possible painting. A quick colored pencil sketch is a great way to capture the moment, or key aspects, for later reference in the studio. But in this case, my sketch is not done so quickly; it’s more “finished,” which allows me to better understand how I might best approach the painting.