Making a Start

Whatever the subject may be, I use the same approach to both working from life and using reference material.

It can be difficult making a decision on what to paint. This sounds obvious but I find working on something that interests you or you have some sort of connection with makes it easier to get started. 

The reason I wanted to paint this particular subject was  down to a combination of things. It is my place of work, the reflections, light and dark, the wet floor sign, the figure. all these ingredients make me want to paint it in the first place. It is the second version of an earlier piece that I thought was successful,  but felt it had scope to explore more ideas.

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