I’m getting ready to start my larger paintings, buying paper and paints and new brushes. In the meantime, I’ve been working on some quick studies of landscape views that I captured in plein air paintings or photos. Here are ten tonal studies, quick sketches meant explore possible larger compositions. For color I used only burnt umber and Prussian blue. These were brand new tubes of Daniel Smith watercolors, which turned out to be fantastic – rich, deep colors and great texture.