A photo of a place or a drawing in-situ are just starting points that prompt a mental configuration of a painting. Having said this, a painting is never conceived mentally as a finished product. To be frank I start a painting with no clues about how it might eventually evolve. The process itself, which depends on a loose and spontaneous application of paint, is never straightforward. Each brushwork dictates the way to move forward. Preparatory drawings are kept schematic and details are synthesised. At some point I abandon any visual references and tend to rely more on my personal take on the subject in terms of composition, combinations of colours and layering of paint.