MULTILAYERED —   To experiment with greater depth and perspective, I started to separate foreground, middle and backgrounds in 2011.
Using pastel paper or pre-coated board as the background, adding depth to a scene I use a spacer between each level. Glass is painted with black Gesso or similar undercoat and excess paint scraped to correct shapes and ready to add pastel.


Inspiration tip — Painted foreground is handy for looking through and finding other background compositions or colours.