A bit of preparatory sketching has confirmed what I knew already – my current drawing skills are rubbish and it would take a lot more time than I’m going to spend on this painting to improve them. However, I know I can do collage, so that’s how I’m going to construct most of this painting. I’ll use some acrylic paint, but only for the large blocks of colour.
Having made that decision, I’m much encouraged. The paper version of the Guardian article dictates the width of the painting so I have purchased a canvas of 14 x18 inches (356 x 457mm); and I’ve acquired the road scene from a Google street view of part of the commuter route I used to travel. Now I’m working on how to represent my car being blown upwards to the space at the top of the canvas.