This sketch was done from an on-location journal sketch (below). A tool here for seeing value & composition more clearly : viewing it in black & white
Some differences between the original (below) & the newer version (above):
Above: •More value contrast, using the white of the paper
•Less intense or pure greens (mixing complementaries)
•Fewer "scribbles" (lines)
•Allowing more sky which defines the foliage a bit more
I was more conscious of the art elements in the revised version. I had written about the original sketch in 2012: "Such a tangle of plants! The challenge is to simplify.
I'm trying to focus on value as well as color."
And I'm STILL trying to simplify & to focus on value! I resist making value studies because want to jump right to the color. Autumn landscapes are especially challenging with their enticing colors!