Landscape Plans

These sketches were made while I was still regularly making large oil paintings of abstracted landscapes. To see some of those paintings you can check out the 2d art section of my website here.

The top sketch is pretty solid but the bottom one would need some more thought before getting translated into a bigger project.  Most of my landscapes are made using reference photos that I took while on a cross country trip maybe 8ish years ago and also photos from National Geographic. I'd take all of these photos, print them out at maybe 2x3" sizing and then pin them all together on the wall in a way that constructed a new landscape. This new collaged landscape would be the reference from which I would paint.  That was so much fun and something I'll go back to in the future I'm sure.