11X8.5 Inches: Pen & Ink Sketch hit with acrylics on #140 Strathmore Water Color Paper: This was a hurry up sketch where I really didn’t get the dusk colors to settle before the dark came.

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italy, portofino, harbor, boats, dusk

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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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    You caught the light in the water very well with this one Randy. Those warm touches created by the building reflections are the highlight of this work, and the composition is great.

  • Oh my, I was in such a big hurry and the drawing is terrible, so I was hoping the colors would save it. I am always so frustrated when the light just leaves me hanging. Thanks for you support my friend.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    Very nice, Randy. Love the pen & ink work….great subject matter & composition.

  • Thank Marsha, it’s not finished as well as my water color of Ponte Vecchio, but I did it in less than 1/4 of the time.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Re: your reply to Marsha, the fact that it is not ‘finished’ as well at your Ponte Vecchio is what I love about this one. I much prefer it to PV.

  • Well you a very strange and wonderful person that I value very much! I feel I should promptly package up all my rejected and neglected works and send them all to you. You do find the nuggets in the midst of the trash my friend.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Oh dear! – I am a bit worried about that word ‘strange’! LOL!

  • timmburgess
    timmburgessabout 3 years ago

    great work randy,that would take me a month of sundays todo….timm

  • Thank you very much Tim.

    – Randy Sprout

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseabout 3 years ago

    Stunning style and work!

  • Thank you for those kind words.

    – Randy Sprout

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    Excellent artwork Randy !!!

  • Thank you George!

    – Randy Sprout

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    Simply Wonderful my friend , those colors and great lines are so exciting ! Wow

  • Thanks Paul, it was just a fast little sketch as we were only there that one evening.

    – Randy Sprout

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Finks of Inks!

  • Thanks very much Lisa.

    – Randy Sprout

  • roza50
    roza50about 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Roza.

    – Randy Sprout

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