When beginning a piece I like to pull out colour swatches that I've made and practice mixing some colours before hand.
Here is a late night glimpse at my studio life.
Now if you can imagine the smell of coffee and the sound of the occasional bus droning by --- well, you get the picture!
U is for Unsolved depicts a deer stalker wearing pipe smoker, I thought it appropriate to use the cover of an old mystery novel as my background.
There was a crest embossed on the cover of this book which showed up nicely in the print.