This morning I started out carefully. I had a photo from last week of a tree with wonderful negative spaces that I want to paint this week in class on the mountain. So I printed the photo and then I played with a pen and sketched dark and light, notan. It is not perfect, not the point at all at this stage. I wanted to learn the lines and gestures of the tree. I also need to see if my light and dark pattern is pleasing.
The next step for me was to mix a palette. I was happy with what I mixed except tomorrow on site I need to take it out to include a purple tone. And that red dot on the trunk is a little much so when I paint the larger version, I will watch for that. This study is 6 x 6.
Now I leave it alone and then in the morning look at it with fresh eyes and see what needs to be revised. Am I ready for the larger version I have planned?