Book 1 Proposition 52 (private collection)
watercolor on cut out paper
5 x 5 inches
I made wash drawings a lot in the early stages of this piece. Wash is fast compared to oil and it allows me the ability to see relationships quickly. The drawings that followed this helped me to work out the light/dark relationship inside the pyramid shape while I came to understand that I had to respect the central circle's compositional dominance.
Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?