The Lost Pears, 24x30in, Oil on Wood Panel
Bringing my two interests together in this painting - my love for paint & abstraction together with traditional still life. This painting has many layers and the surface is scored and scraped back revealing the layers beneath. I am always so much happier painting on a well developed surface like this rather than a perfect white blank canvas. The forms seem to develop more quickly and intuitively when I see them against a textured colourful background.