Workers on La Rambla by Randy Sprout

10X8 Pen & Ink Sketch Hit With Pastels on #140 Strathmore Water Color Paper: This continues to be my focus in Barcelona figures in the street. I just loved what the low angle of the early winter sun does to the light and how textures just pop and it inspired me to try and capture this.

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I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • Michael Haslam
    Michael Haslamover 4 years ago

    Terrific work.

  • Thanks buddy, I think this is the best one in the series so far, if not the waiter?

    – Randy Sprout

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Oh, I like this a LOT, Randy. The expressions in the faces and the postures are wonderful. And that light, excellent. I love the glow on the column next to the men.

  • Thanks Fran, those shadows gave me fits, but the ink “notes’ I took on the back helped me, only 30 minutes to color with only 4 pastels when I got home.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 4 years ago

    I love these Barcelona sketches! Great work.

  • Thanks Lora, I still have some to color.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Great how you captured the ‘relaxed’ stance of these two chaps, and excellent light and shade. Another masterpiece Randy!

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, now go party!

    – Randy Sprout

  • FineEtch
    FineEtchover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Wonderful realism.

  • Oh thanks for this feature! It’s a wonderful surprise.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Such wonderful lighting and dimension is created in this piece, I love this :)))

  • Thanks again Elaine. I was up in your National Rain Forest 2 years ago; set a tent on top of 12 inches of pea gravel, then it rained 12 inches in 12 hours. I have never seen so much rain, even beat the monsoons in Korea!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!!!

  • Thanks very much Paul.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Yes you had “wow” experience Randy! Washington is known for rain although it does not rain like that all the time. Hopefully you will visit sometime when it is dryer. Your art is delightful :)))

  • Thanks, I am still drying out my paint kit. LOL!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Glenn Marshall
    Glenn Marshallover 4 years ago

    Brilliant Randy – love it!

  • Thanks very much Glenn.

    – Randy Sprout

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • Thanks, what a nice surpise today!

    – Randy Sprout

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