|"Rosedale Memorial Arch" (oil on canvas, 24"x20") by Patrick Saunders|
When I say mild, it was still cold, but I unfortunately underestimated just how cold it really was. Within an hour, after struggling with stiff paints, I was ready to go. While extremely rough, I was happy with the results. I knew that I would eventually revisit in the studio.
|"Rosedale Memorial Arch Sketch" (oil on canvas, 16"x12") by Patrick Saunders|
For the studio version, I pushed the temperature contrasts and gave the arch a bit more breathing room. The shadow of the fence in the foreground adds a lot to the image. It's also obvious that with more time, I was able to do a much better job with the perspective.