This painting was completed a few weeks ago but has been waiting for a title. Choosing titles is a conundrum. Occasionally they are instantly obvious, the work almost names itself, but for more enigmatic material it is difficult. You want to give the viewer a bit of a guide as to your thought processes, but not leave them with no opportunity for personal interpretation. ‘Untitled’ is a bit of a cop out, but it does put the work totally in the hands of the viewer. It occurred to me that I don’t know what this one is about – I know it is based on plant forms, but my attention was more on the forms and colour, and sense of space within the painting than identifying exactly what it is. It’s more about a feeling than a specific plant, so maybe a more honest title is a number, as it is a companion to ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ (a title that suggested itself, click here to see the painting) in that it is the same size, also painted on prepared mdf board and uses the same limited palette of colours. Maybe ‘End of the Season’ works as a title for the series.
It is painted in oil on gessoed mdf board, 30 cm x 30 cm.