step 2: paint an underpainting... i just really like orange as an underpainting
step 3: paint - i block in the big colors. most of these colors get painted over right away
steps 5-10: just keep painting. i usually paint over everything a few times. often i glue new images over areas that are not working or just paint over entire spaces entirely.
this was another painting that i did as part of my thesis. i was encouraged to make a piece that expressed some of the challenges i faced in dealing with artist / art teacher identity. in this piece i incorporated some school curriculum maps, teacher assessment procedures, student assessment procedures, and my class schedule... all of the things that felt at odds with my artist self... and tried to recreate them into something more me.