Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Travel Sketches




These studies are probably the most fun I ever have as a painter. They're done fairly quick, 20 minutes or so. Those are dry watercolor pans, with white gouache.

14 Comments:

Blogger Daniel said...

Beautiful! Looks like so much fun. I'll have to try this some day.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

I have fun looking at them. You achieved something for sure with each. Great studies.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

These are super inspiring!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Simon Scales said...

Hey Marco
really nice stuff man!! thanks for sharing

1:59 AM  
Blogger Zeitwolf said...

thanks for sharing the photo of your tools!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Erik said...

Oh I love these! Very fresh.

6:40 AM  
Blogger justin said...

These are really great, I like the descriptive element, it's a neat snapshot of a moment.

I'm glad you shared a photo of your tool setup. What sort of a setup do you use when doing oil painting outside? I was going to send you a follow-up email to ask that question, but thought that information would be helpful to everyone else.

Cheers!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

Hey Justin,

For oils I have an EasyL pochade setup with a tripod. I recommend the smallest size for outdoor work, as it's lighter to travel with. I have about 3-4 brushes of various sizes (all flat bristles). I've got one of those airtight cans that you can buy at any art store for water (I use water mixable oils), and it fits into a hiking backpack along with my roll of paper towels. I usually carry small gessoed masonite boards...6x8" or 8x10". The nice part about the EasyL is that it's also a built-in wet painting carrier, so when I'm done painting I just slide it into the box and I'm on my way.

I should let you know, however, that this little watercolor/gouache setup has completely replaced my desire to do oils outdoors. I'm much more productive working small and quickly, and it's always nice to not have to worry about drying times when carrying paintings around on a camping trip or something. Just something to think about.

Of course, if my goal was to do a larger finished piece outdoors, then I'd use the oil setup again.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Adrian Lubbers said...

These are so beautiful. Very inspiring Marco.

10:03 AM  
Blogger chromasketch said...

awesome stuff mr bucci

9:06 PM  
Blogger wren said...

These travel sketches are so great! I want to hit the road and paint. Post more.

W

10:40 PM  
Blogger proconpictures said...

i agree with most other commenters;
i really like these...

9:53 AM  
Blogger Kei Acedera said...

These look great!!

1:27 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Your work never ceases to amaze me!!

5:54 AM  

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