Developed from exploring techniques of separating colours. Acrylic 100 cm x 100 cm . This evolved from observing artwork at one of the Affordable Art Fairs in London - which are great days out and provide an opportunity to see the displays of over 100 galleries - each with their own subset of promoted artists. One feature of such artwork is the ‘mark of originality’ - where the work, especially of contemporary artists, is immediately recognisable. Galleries, so I’ve been told, like a set style from their promoted artists, not a collection of variations of style. There is one artist (Simon Laurie), for example, in particular who has distilled the art of the signature piece to a fine art - so that one of his items is instantly recognisable – even at a considerable distance. In the development of this picture, the sketch developed from a notebook entry and was expanded graphically and projected onto paper covering the canvas. This is then used to develop ‘masks’ for the paining process - so that selected areas of the picture can be covered with paint - and where other areas are screened off - in some instances using masking tape.