The Practicing Artist

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Composition and Color Study of Lawson Tower

March 07, 2016 by Dominic White

Composition and Color Study of Lawson Tower

This is a color and composition sketch for a larger final piece of artwork: An oil pastel drawing of Lawson Tower in Scituate, Massachusetts. Smaller studies like this are good for experimenting and limiting your pallette to the essential colors you're going to need. Doing a smaller color study can save time because you aren't experimenting on the final piece. It also helps prevent having to start over if the colors aren't coming out the way you want. The color study is 6x8, the final piece is 18x24.