This was a painting produced for the 2005 British Fantasy Society Calendar, which had the theme of the Arthurian Legend of Gawain and the Green Knight. This was painted in acrylics over an ink wash ground on canvas board. I used a technique of applying an initial, loose ink wash, then masking off the lightest areas of the picture with gum arabic and applying a slightly darker ink wash. The next lightest tonal areas were then masked and a darker wash applied. This process was repeated 4 times. The resulting tonal image was then painted into with acrylics.