From blank canvas to finished art work- the creative process
I am currently working on a large canvas- 100 x 70cm. I am working from a coloured sketch, and began by drawing the design onto the canvas, then filling in the areas with various layers of fabric, paint, paper, images from some of my other paintings and even some embroidery.

Covering the canvas with various layers took many hours. I have left some areas of plain canvas to give variety to the colour and quality of the paint. The next stage will be working over these layers with oil paint, in various degrees of thickness- I like the base layer to come through the paint in areas, to give a depth and richness to the colour and texture.

The final painting