Below are some of the stages the painting went through (some of them rather ugly!). It may seem like a waste of time and effort painting in so many layers when they will ultimately get covered up but each and every layer plays its part in the finished painting. And.... it's fun!
These luscious details, the depth, texture and colour complexity, would not exist without this layering process. The composition evolves and refines until.... I feel there is no more to be done.
I'm really excited to be showing this painting at Contemporary Art Fairs SURREY at Sandown Park Racecourse 15-17th March!