Time to start painting
I have many methods for starting on an image and this is what keeps my passion going. Trying new things, media and techniques is a way to learn while maintaining my levels of creativity. Following the same painting process time after time will get boring, and reduce your capacity for original thought and ideas. This is especially so if you paint and draw for eight hours or more a day, for many years! In this case I start painting on one canvas, with no layers, using yellows and reds (warm colours) for the light and blues, and cold greens and greyish purples (cold colours) for the shadows. By doing this I’m setting up my lighting scheme.