On the easel

This painting is currently on my easel. The first painting shows my initial stage of playful mark making and intuitive colour placing before using it as a foundation to my composition. Engaging my imagination, with memory and sketches from field trips, I then have a conversation with my painting. I obscure some of the abstract colour, whilst allowing other areas to show through.  I also use Neocolour 2 pastels which are part of my field drawing kit, to create interesting marks and layers.