This work was inspired by a photo of old hands and a pigeon, it was in greyscale only but I knew the moment I saw it that it would make a special painting. It has been on my to do list for quite some weeks but I took my time in deciding how to use the kindly shared image to create a work that was uniquely mine. I felt emotionally charged throughout the painting process which I did over three days and must admit after the first two hours of painting I was going to abandon it as a bad start. Leaving it over night, I felt so glad I left it on my easel to see when I walked in the next morning and being recharged and with fresh eyes I knew exactly where it was taking me.
Watercolour on 425gsm Saunders Waterford CP
56cm x 43cm