Detail of new painting – Comfort. 120cm x 120cm. Oil on Linen, 2007
I finished this painting yesterday for my dear friend who has just moved into her palatial new home.
I’ve known my friend since we were 17, had heard about her for a long time before as she went to school with my cousin. She is funny, and warm, lovely, disgracefully successful, and single.
I sold my first painting to her, and as I progressed in my skills and saw it at her house I felt that it needed to be upgraded, as her home was to be, so I took it away, and repainted it in oil on linen as a housewarming gift.
If I could give her one thing, it would be this – little moments of warmth amongst the chaos. Small arms wrapped tight about her neck, loving her completely, and needing her absolutely. I’m sure when she’s ready it will come.
I hope this painting will be a lucky charm and bring it to her in complete abundance and joy. 🙂