From the same Notan sketch, I painted these two paintings. Notan gives me a mental boost to figure out an interesting value pattern in black and white. Once I have a design I like, I interpret it with color.
The original sketch came from a visit I made to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, Washington.
After sorting out a sketch I liked, I laid in watercolor underpaintings on Wallis sanded paper, both 12 x 12. Then I forgot about them.Now, about a year later, I finished painting them with pastels. Two interpretations of the same design.
Straight No Chaser "12 Days" is a fun interpretation of familiar Christmas songs!