REFERENCE PICTURE PERFECT: Pale pastels-- violets, yellows, magenta, pink, blue grayed glaze over background. This may be just the reference I was looking for? It's got my head thinking: lay down the palest of pink grounds, go from there. Perhaps a sketch first in pastels? My day's planned.
Observing the Spring panel and contemplating the Fall panel over the summer. I started to think these two season should not be as brilliant as Summer. I started thinking about the overall tonal value of each season: winter being the palest or darkest, summer being the most vivid and brightest, each panel being a gradation of that season's light... I have work to do.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, THIS IS MY PROPOSED FOUR SEASONS QUADTYCK. Spring and Summer exist, (upper two paintings). Fall and Winter, below, are in the planning stages (while I'm whipping up a few new pastries on the side):