|"Licking River Trail Evening Light" 24"x18" pastel|
|"Licking River Trail sketch" 12"x8" pastel|
|Reference photograph "BlueLicks Trail"|
"Licking River Trail Evening Light" is not finished but I like to view things 2/3 the way finished. This is one of those pieces I don't want to overwork and lose the abstracted freshness.
The next image is the sketch I created at BlueLicks State Park when I visited in June. The evening light illuminated the trail and made the vegetation glow.
And the final image is the reference photograph that I took that evening.
I think its fun to see how the progression of a final piece from photo, to sketch, to studio piece.