For this try, I used watercolor paper that I scored and folded. I kept the two long pieces of paper flat as I worked on all of the images sort of simultaneously. The concurrent composing of the images didn't exactly work out and so I switched midway to working on one image at a time. Everything that I have read about being creative indicates that it's a good idea to use your last piece/sketch/whatever as the starting point for your next piece. I have difficulty with that but tried to keep it in mind. It was easier for me to key in on some specific colors, keeping the proportion of principle as my overarching guideline. while the compositions aren't perfect, I feel that they are just like sketches and that I can build from some of these ideas. I did conclude too that the use of the white both as a color and as space is critical for what I am trying to do with these images. All of the sketches are based on my overall impressions of my visits to Lake Alpine. The quality of light in that area is a real attraction for me. There is just this clarity and crispness, almost a spareness to things. One of the ways that I try to represent this is with the use of the color white and also a use of that color as a space. Maybe this isn't totally clear in writing but in my mind it is clear!
Hope Monday is off to a good start for everyone. Thanks for reading and commenting.