I have a pile of treasure in my studio. I created it last year during the One Hundred Wash Challenge. Frequently, I would create a wash for the blog and leave it unfinished for another day. More often than not, a painting takes some time to evolve. It would be much easier if I could create a picture in one sitting, but that doesn’t always work. The process usually includes a lot of time going back to a work in progress, looking at it and quietly visualising what it will eventually become, until the final image eventually crystalises.
So, the pile of initial washes in my studio is my stash of treasure. This painting started life as Wash # 78
Towards the end of last year, I received a palette of Georgia Mansur’s fabulous colours from Daniel Smith Paints. The juicy darks and silvery highlights came straight from Georgia’s palette – perfect for the detail in this picture.