First stage in a painting of people sitting at a table Second stage of people sitting at a table Third stage of a painting of people sitting at a table Two women having morning tea outside.

Morning Tea in the Pergola

In this painting the initial sketches were done on the spot, showing the pergola set in a lush tropical garden. However as the painting developed in the studio, I brought in other elements in the foreground to balance the painting. I positioned the extra elements on the studio floor, as they would be seen in the painting and then added them into the composition in that way.