Over the years, by visiting artists in their studios and participating in classes, I’ve come to realise that every artist has their own individual process.
Some artists study their subject in detail prior to putting pencil to paper (or paintbrush to canvas) sketching copious drafts. Others simply start drawing without too much thought, others again simply pull out a large brush and give the entire canvas a background wash. I’ve seen artists that draw detailed ruler lines for perfect perspective and others collect materials and systematically store them for use in this or that!
The one thing I’ve taken away from all this is that there are no specific rules to follow.
Here’s a bit of insight into my way of doing things…
You can see the final product here.
To see all this in person, make sure you visit me at my home studio between 28 April and 13 May as part of Margaret River Region Open Studios!