Step 1..... outlining how I want to fill up the canvas, and it isn't always obvious to me what I really want to do.
I tend to let things happen and splash paint around without a goal in mind.... not really the best way to plan a masterpiece.
Step 2.... decide on a colour scheme and start mixing the paints. I never know whether to start on the background first or the subject matter.
I think I did a bit of both in this picture.
But it needs more work, but what?
So I hung it on the wall and looked at it for 3 weeks until I was fed up with it.
Step 3..... finally decided to have another go and added more detail and bolder colours.
I'm still not happy with it, but I'm not sure what it needs.
I think I need to simplify more... it's too busy.
It might look better in a frame.
Watch this space, there may be changes.
To all the artists out there.....any suggestions?