While painting I find that a kind of meditation occurs, brought about by the level of concentration that painting requires. So as I was musing on this I came up with a plan, to do a series of paintings which would be flanked or complimented by close up studies or meditations. It seems a very useful exercise, focusing the mind, thinking about shape and colour in a more abstract way, although these are not at all abstract.
This is the sketch which I will use for the middle painting in this planned tryptich. The place is Kennack Sands see here
So I have my plan, my sketch and now I shall begin work on the central painting... all the while meditating on the passing of a great master who died today. Andrew Wyeth. I shall be deep in thought. In my mind I will be walking the lonely shore, listening to the waves booming and remembering a very fine painter indeed.