I continued today to use photos as the basis of my sketch. This is from the dining room of friends who live in Vermont. I liked the look and feel of the room and thought the way the sunlight entered the room from the lower left side set it off nicely.
I have been doing more analysis of the photos I draw from than I do of a scene when live sketching. There is something about looking at the photo that makes me worry about placing the objects down in a way that conforms to the photo. The photo has one point of view and that is all I see. When live sketching I turn my head and shift my view as I develop the composition from the range of what I see.
This is a pastel and gouache sketch.