So I was doing some drawing in my studio last night and I found myself missing paint. I haven’t been doing a lot of drawing recently so I figured it would be a nice break from the challenges of painting. Working in a dry, mono-chromatic medium seemed like it would be almost relaxing at this point. Apparently not.
It was late enough that I didn’t want to mix up a full palette just to do a quick oil sketch so I mixed up a very limited dead palette and jumped in with that. This was done in about 90 minutes using only two colors (transparent red oxide and blue black) plus white.
I was really liberating working so quickly, loosely and just focusing on values and temperatures. Obviously it’s not a finished work but for a quick oil sketch (or bozzetti) it was fun.