This Masterclass video goes through several quick sketches / watercolour speed paintings executed onsite in the outback of Australia (Ayers Rock and The Olgas in the Northern Territory). Discussion is made about quickly capturing an impression of the landscape and the thought process considered during various compositions. The basic steps for this type of En plein air sketching are outlined and repeated in each of the 3 demonstrations here. Final comments are made about using these preparatory sketches for future artworks / paintings. Various sections times are:
00:00 Introduction & Location 01:03
Sketch 1 -- Ayers Rock / Uluru 05:15
Sketch 2 -- The Olgas / Kata Tjuta 10:06
Sketch 3 -- Ayers Rock / Uluru 14:44
Closing Comments & Paintings
Note: Sketches are played back at 3 times normal speed.
Matt Elder is a commercial artist who works for a video games company, along with painting traditional oil paintings for private clients and dabbling in 3D.