Des Thomas: Since starting to paint professionally I have concluded that tonal values in a painting are as important, if not more so, than colour. Caravaggio and Rembrandt are two good examples of how few colours were needed to produce their masterpieces.
In order to interpret the three dimensional qualities and design in a picture I concentrate on light, mid and dark tones by drawing tonal sketches before starting every painting. I hope I have now developed my own style which can be recognized. My greatest ambition is to keep improving and produce better and better pictures which will be appreciated by many people.