6" x 9"
My husband and I picked a spot on the beach to settle in for a few hours. He packed a lunch and a book and I had a few sketching supplies. Was half way through this drawing, (tan Canson taped to a small piece of foam core board four sides) when a large family set up a ten foot square shade canopy blocking my view! I had the drawing blocked in with Nupastels (always have a small plastic box filled with a good selection of broken pieces for lap-sketching, and pad of paper ready to go. Sometimes, it's best to travel light, I'll write more about this later). Fortunately, I had snapped a few photos and decided to finish it at home. I turned and faced inland and sketched clouds and trees, and left it half-way done. With both of these half-way sketches, I was able to note the colors and values... something that just doesn't show up in a photo, and finish them back in my studio. So I discovered half-way sketches, instead of finishing on the spot, frees me from that time pressure. And I don't have to get angry if something blocks my view! Half-way sketches for stress relief, ahhh...