In the pen and ink sketch above, I started with a representational scene. Where were the roads/ramps leading down to the water? Where were the trees? Buildings? Cars? Then, I looked at the scene again and asked myself "What are the most essential lines or shapes in this scene?" Each of the following five sketches is a different answer to that same question.
"What are the most essential lines or shapes in this scene?"
Our time on the boat this summer offered many opportunities for quiet meditations and observations like the one you see above.
I look forward to my time in the studio now when I can explore those designs with paint or maybe with woodcut. It will be interesting!