I thought I would post a page from my sketch book ,I always do small thumb nails to workout my pattern and composition before I start to paint. Fail to plan , Plan to fail , it took me a very long time to realise that jumping straight into a painting without a plan for me was folly ,
Then I go to my sketch book which is the same size as my painting will be, then using a pot of black watercolour paint I do my , as I call it full size tonal . After this I will do my painting .
Want to get right on with the painting ! I know that feeling very well .
I am quite fond of my sketch pad tonals , and often will choose a favourite tonal for more than one subject .