|Visual thinking in the sketchbook|
Sometimes while at work I have time to work out my ideas
for a painting. On the left are notes and possible formats, movement, where to put the forms and how big. On the right sketchbook page I dinked around with wc pencils and whiteout. Next came the value sketch, just to check the shapes; although this usually happens before the color thinking. I like to simplify it into a notan (Japanese word meaning black and white design) and then see if I can get to as few shapes as possible. Counting just the large shapes, there are 5; putting in a few of the smaller shapes brought the count to 8, which is well under the goal of no more than 13. So, this looks like it will work.