This painting is really about the process. I started with an idea which then evolved into something completely different. I used dramatic storm cloud grey's contrasted with bold rich colours. Although I premixed a couple of greys, the other coloures are straight from the tube for ultimate vibrancy. I mixed and blended directly onto the canvas rather than a pallete. This painting involved a quite physical process of working and reworking. I started with brushes and then for the final stages used a pallet knife to continue to manipulate and blend thicker layers of paint. I think that there is a sense of a climb or a journey through rugged terrain in the abstract.