Initially I chose six objects that had been given to me and which I liked . The most recent was a moving monkey acquired yesterday with my 20 month old granddaughter at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.
I tried 4 different compositions – 2 landscape and 2 portrait orientation. Less objects in a square format seemed to create the best composition -I decided this through intuition. The jug, a small one in relation to other jugs, actually looked large in these sketches – larger than I had realized. The objects were strongly lit in a darkened room so creating strong shadows .. 4 sketches in pencil trying out different compositions and arrangements of objects.