Making art; developing skill and expanding the four corners of my brain
The early stages of a piece I find the most intensive. Deciding what colour the under painting should be, where light and shadow will fall, and ensuring the chosen design is set can be painstaking. The challenges are all part of the process. I go through several layers of paint, using several different methods.
Depending on the subject matter, besides using a huge variety of brushes, I may also incorporate the use of palette knives and sponges to get the effect I want to convey.