The Floating Island - uploaded in November 2012 - had the concept of escaping to your own island where you become yourself as you are.
Below are a collection of steps I took in creating the painting. The possibilities in colour, placement, and the experimentation of subjects i.e. the boatman in the sketch on the left.
Regardless of whether I used all the ideas in the final painting I have the option to pull on them for future projects.