Here we go.

Get a rough paper sketch done and then quickly block it in on canvas.


Paint, paint, paint.

As usual it gets to the "frightful" mid-point stage where you have to have confidence that you can pull it off.  Too many colours! Too garish! The poppies are chunky smears! Time for a tea break and try not to think of the impending disaster in the studio.


Go back to the studio. Take a peak. Regroup.

Paint, paint, paint.

It starts to come together. You see the end of the tunnel. Voila.