Process This gallery is a brief look at my working process. It is combination of photo references, sketches, underpainting, near finished works and finally, completed works. Further, it is organized by presenting a group of images showing stages in a painting followed by a page with the finished painting. This can be an interesting look at how some of the images in the "Works in Motion" gallery started and developed throughout the painting process. Though the surface of my works may vary between two different approaches, the oval dot and the blur, both start the same way. 1. I start with sketches and photo references I have made of different subjects in motion. 2. I compose and make further sketches from those photo references. This helps me to make defined decisions about compositional balance and also helps me to further visually learn my subject. The camera has been a very helpful tool for me in this regard. 3. I transfer my drawing to my stretched canvas. I normally have a number of blank canvases I have previously stretched that are ready for this part of the process. 4. Once I have mapped out my composition on my blank canvas, I lay down a solid coat of one color or a combination of two colors. This color is either the local color of my composition or it is the complementary color. This base color also defines all of the other colors I will use in the image. This includes my shadow colors, midtowns and vibratory colors I will use within any of those fields. 5. Shadow and mid-tones fields are the first to be laid over the base color. These fields are filled with areas of blurred color, oval dots or a combination of both. 6. From here the painting is a series of edits. Simply put, each time a new set of colors is laid down the rules of the painting change and the next set of colors that might be used are defined. In my process a painting is finished when there are no more edits left to make.