8×10 Quick Acrylic Sketch on Canvas: This is my first attempt at the Key Hole arch in Acrylic this year. I have idea that this should be 16×20 or larger, but I want to do it with basically with first touches. 3 hours on this cliff looking down at this wonderful vista taught me a lot about sun screen and umbrellas and the shift from grays and purples to blues, whites, and yellows as the day wore on.

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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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    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 4 years ago

    Looking good Randy !
    cant wait to see the finished painting !

  • Thanks George. I think I know where this is going now?

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    Sensational! The colours look amazing. I think you had a very successful plein aire day Randy!

  • Thanks Lynda! Well the 16X20 is still brewing but this warm up got us going and I hope in the final we can keep the fun alive.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    Love the loose and large brush feeling. Good colour usage. Nice work Randy.

  • Thanks Jim. The one touch feelings I have here I want to keep going on the 16X20 I am working on. I might have to go back to get that same spontanious bright sunshine wind in your face feeling?

    – Randy Sprout

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrabout 4 years ago

    Quite nicely done!!!~S

  • Thanks Steve.

    – Randy Sprout

  • TedRoger
    TedRogerabout 4 years ago

    Masterly Ra

  • Thanks so much Ted for all your help.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creesealmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic! I love the colors and loose style.

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Claudia Hansen
    Claudia Hansenalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Randy! Great style!

  • Thank you very much Claudia for these kind words.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Guennadi Kalinine
    Guennadi Kalinineover 2 years ago

    Great colors and freedom of brush work!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Randy Sprout

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