Patterns, light and textures
2 In this step, I’m still keeping things loose and thinking primarily of the mood, feelings and drama. However, now I want to introduce the sense of staging – a place for the eye to travel within the painting. I find that a good stage, even early on, can make for a more evocative image. Getting information such as rocks, leaves, patterns, shapes and the sense of a ground plane is the foundation on which I build my painting.