Playing with Fire – oil on Linen, 2007
Finished this work yesterday. I loved how the initial layers went down – all free and dynamic – big soft brushstrokes, but it obviously needed more depth of colour. On working into it I was worried I had lost some of that freshness. I think there is a certain tension there now, which may not be a bad thing.
It’s finished at any rate, and I was planning on sending it to the Mt Eliza show that is on next month, but the size may make that an issue – it’s not very wide, but it’s 120cm tall, which puts it into the next size category. I’ve decided to hold it back for Momentum, so it will sit with others in the same series. Much more sensible.
In other news:
Here’s me on page 59 of the October isssue of Australian Artist magazine. Hurrah! This work was sold some months back, and I wish I knew who bought it – I’d love them to have a copy of the magazine with their work in it. 🙂