Although I love colour and there were a number of pieces of work that jumped out at me I decided to go with his 'inventions' style. The sketchy drawings and the sometimes quirky/ abstract nature of these pieces allowed me to use the mediums that I enjoy most - paint and thread.
In his paintings of this style, the themes or figures often only occupy a third or slightly more of the space with the rest carrying simple marks of some form. This large open area frightened me a bit so I reversed the scale - my puppets occupy just more than half of the space. I was a lot more comfortable with this.