The artist will start by creating a mental layout of how they want their picture to go. One needs to know where specific details will go (such as planets, trees, mountains, stars, haze, water, etc.)in order to layer the colors appropriately and in the right places.
The techniques is a series of well placed layers and textures, predetermined blocking and masking using the lids, bowls and recycled objects.
They can also add ambient effects by using a painter’s spatula, a window scraper and a straight edge. Sometimes the best tool is to simply use one’s fingers. This process takes time and practice, but, like any learned art form, can become second nature to the artist.