New painting, shown in stages.

I thought it would be good to capture my painting process in a series of stages. The painting process is really only half of my practice as the compositional work and subject matter is worked out before in a process that has gradually revealed itself over the course of the last few years.. I will write more about this process later in the year.

Step one of a new series based on images of people leaving Aleppo.Outline sketch on an A1 wooden panel.

Step one of a new series based on images of people leaving Aleppo.Outline sketch on an A1 wooden panel.

More of the background filled in. I always try to work from dark to light but sometimes I just need some light... 

More background to throw the figures out.

More background to throw the figures out.

Just an indication of the person. It always amazes me how little it takes for us to identify a human form...

Just an indication of the person. It always amazes me how little it takes for us to identify a human form...

Not quite finished yet, but coming together. 

Not quite finished yet, but coming together.