All Garé's paintings started with numerous sketches. She would draw idea sketches, detail sketches, perspective sketches, 'feeling around' sketches, and much more, and in the end they would all come together in a painting. Thousands upon thousands of sketches (you can see a very small collection HERE) were quickly jotted down when she was on outings or worked on her paintings in her studio (see more HERE). Below is part of one coherent series of rough idea sketches showing how she developed a main idea into two paintings. You will notice that Garé ended up mirroring the initial motif for both paintings.



1978 The Herd Bull

1979 Lord of the Herd

Notice that the newest painting is closer to the sketch compositions, whereas the oldest one maintained Garé's original title.