Sketch book with 4 value patterns from around the harbor at Camden, Maine. Although this is considered by some to be very old school, I think it is imperative to organize thoughts in a simple statement before proceeding with actual painting. This was the lesson for the morning.
Quick little painting of one of the value patterns my attempt here was to get a feeling for the shapes, and possibilities for a painting before getting started on an actual effort. Try several small quick paintings to get a feel not a finished product.