After layering colour and pattern in the backgrounds, part of my process when painting is to include layers of glazes to capture the shadows in the work. This is followed by some opaque paint (usually something mixed with titanium white) and then go back in with glazes and another layer of opaque colour. I usually end up with a glaze layer, adding some vibrancy to the work, often incorporating purple, orange or red tones. The glazes are created by adding water and flow aid medium to the heavy body Liquitex acrylics that I like to use. Every summer, I take my pochade (Judson's Plein Air Guerilla Painter) outside as often as I can while in winter I will occasionally settle in for a movie while I paint. Though it was difficult to switch from painting large canvases once I developed adhesive capsulitis in both of my shoulders, I have come to love working small as it gives me so many opportunities to work in different environments. In the end, though, I really am a studio painter so my space is very important to me and I feel very grateful to have it.