|initial rough sketch to work out layout|
|the sketch looked a lot better with colour|
|and now drawn out on a much larger scale|
|the first colours go on|
|a few extra details are added as I go|
|have a closer look at the treading|
|and here it is at Judge Sampson in production|
It took a while to figure out the layout, and did need a couple of minor changes. Adding watercolour to the sketch helped the client to see the final effect.
This was a lovely picture to paint, full of sunshine and celebration. It was then printed as an advent card and has now been sent out to Taylors' friends for christmas time.