January 2015: COMPLETION OF 'DESCENT OF THE SOVEREIGN'

Finished this piece ahead of schedule and am very pleased with how it eventually turned out. The movement and colours have worked particularly well and the repaint of a section of the background definitely payed off in the end. I never plan my paintings to the 'T' when I am working on them. Yes, the main subject matter, general feel and colours etc. are of course essential but I generally let them evolve on their own, researching different elements whilst working on other areas. This method has worked for me so far so I do not think I will change, unless I get a major commission and then it is ideal to keep the client on board with my thinking from the off step.