Inspired by flower forms, this painting took on a life of its own. As with so many of my works, this has been through numerous changes and developments. The canvas was quite a lot larger (90 x 90 cm) originally, but was knocked off the easel by a visiting cat – it received a 3-cornered tear towards one side that couldn’t easily be fixed, so I decided to remove the canvas from the stretcher and restretch it on a smaller frame. As it turns out, the cat did me a favour, the composition hadn’t been right so was improved by the change in size. Later the right-hand side was darkened and the centre made lighter and brighter. The final change, to improve the balance, was the addition of the flower shape on the right hand side. I think it is finished now … maybe.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm