Keeping it loose
1 When I begin my painting, I’m immediately thinking in the abstract. Mood and drama are the only important focus for me here. I use my imagination to find specific colours to evoke a feeling. In this case, I want the feeling of humidity, lushness and sub-surface scatter. I enjoy the feeling of dappled light creating patterns on the ground from a tree canopy overhead. At this point I’m not concerned about specific details, only an emotional response.