Stage 1 - the figure. This was drawn blindfolded, as vision tends to produce an uninspiring figure with me unless the drawing is from life.
Stage 2 - threw everything at the canvas to start the sky. Bathroom sealer, ink, acrylic, emulsion, varnish and bleach. Parts of a previous painting were recycled for the 'shirt' of the figure.
Stage 3 - working mainly on the sky. Introduction of some trees. Mostly acrylic, ink and wax.
Stage 4 - The face was turned to make the figure look asleep rather than dead. A shooting star and an Acacia tree were introduced.