This is a fairly common theme for me – to share progress photos of paintings. I like people to see that a painting does not just come about in a few sittings, but often can undergo a complete transformation from its beginnings. I am guilty of getting attached to areas of paintings and not wanting to paint over them. But sometimes you just have to let that all go in the pursuit of something more. For it is only through the layering of the paint that I believe you can tell a full story. So here is the story of this one. I brought this piece in to art class at a stage where I thought it was close to finishing. And by becoming less attached and less precious with it I was able to explore completely new territory. I referenced the great Idris Murphy for this piece, both in my colour choice and in the banding of the landscape, as is typical of his compositions.