"Paint the large masses true to their color relationships in the light key in which they are seen.  When this is done well you divide the masses into the divisions of the variations of color seen in those masses. When you no longer see any variations, stop."
                                                                           

                                                                                                  -Henry Hensche

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1. Do a simple line drawing in your sketchbook to work out the composition.

2. Check the darker mass against the lighter mass for a pleasing design. (aka: Notan Painting)

3. Create a quick 4 value sketch.

4. Quickly establish color (h...

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