As always for a large work, Dick starts with a map.
|The map. December 2009|
The map is transferred to the canvas and followed by an under-painting.
|Partial underpainting. December 2009|
Here are the first color spots.
|First spot. December 2009|
Color-value relationships (color spots) are abstracted directly from the appearance of nature. Every edge is defined by color-value on either side of the edge. Three-dimensional form and space are produced by these visually observed relationships.