Morning at Westwood Hills Park in Napa

Using a Drawing Tool While Plein Air Painting in Napa

A Drawing Tool helps an artist with accuracy as you begin your painting. By using this tool, you are more likely to draw objects proportionally consistent and establish key large masses in your scene. Sketch your scene on the drawing tool with a marker (first photo), then use the reference to be more accurate when you sketch in your scene on your canvas (2nd photo). The shadows were perfect and stayed consistent during the painting of this plein air scene.

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Drawing Tool helps with accuracy on your canvas

Drawing Tool helps with accuracy on your canvas

Shadows were perfect around 11:30 a.m.

Shadows were perfect around 11:30 a.m.

Morning at Westwood Hills Park in Napa

Morning at Westwood Hills Park in Napa, 11 x 14 plein air oil painting

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Brent Jensen

Plein air and studio fine art Impressionist oil painter.