I am aware that this painting may appear to some eyes to be "unfinished". I think that this piece has a certain energy or immediacy in its' soul that is appealing in a small painting. The "unfinished" look I feel is part of what makes up this energy or immediacy that is seen or felt in this painting. For this reason, in my humble opinion, the painting is best left "as is". This painting is a twenty minute piece. Sometimes, things just happen.The panel on which the painting was executed was prepared
with three coats of gesso and a final coat of a mixed acrylic
colour made up of Burnt Sienna and Raw Umber. This colour
ground may be seen as a warm "backdrop" to the other colours in
the finished painting.
The palette was a limited palette of Alizarin Crimson, B. Red
Ultramarine Blue , Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light and
Titanium White. I used little or no medium in this painting.
The brushes in this piece were a "worn" number ten, and a
I feel that this little painting becomes more exciting when it is isolated in a suitable frame.