This, is an under-painting.
One of ten new paintings I have started from drawings in my recent Italian sketchbook.
I find 'starts' exhilarating.
Continuing the painting is less so.
After drawing carefully on the canvas I work very rapidly with a large brush.
I cover the all the white, and then leave it abruptly.
It reminds me of an old colour photograph negative.
I like it as a beginning.
It's four foot wide and terrifies me more than the white.