Now that the final image had been determined I needed to start the commissioned painting. As a smooth surface was required I used three 5' x 10' 3/4 panels of plywood linked together to use as a painting platform on the studio floor.
A roll of 10 foot canvas was next laid out to give added evenness and consistency to the surface. This would not be the painted surface.
Following this a layer of polyethylene was placed over the canvas then a second layer of canvas which would be the painting support.
I began the painting by putting a preliminary colour on the canvas.
Then the first layer of coloured gel was placed on the painting using a large trowel. This required a week to dry and set before continuing.