Before The Beast
Oil on paper
42 x 30 cm
Before The Beast is a monochromatic painting of a forest scene in silhouette against a bright winter sky with a mysterious oversized reflected figure in the guise of water on the ground. Inspired by a flurry of snow in the week before the Beast from the East I went out into a vast wood in Norfolk at Thetford. The open spaces, bright sunlight and long winter shadows of that day all informed this painting.
My exploration of violet continues in this work and the colour dominates the darks in this loosely painted oil sketch on paper, whereas the highlights are of the palest blue. One of two.
The painting is finished with satin Gamvar picture varnish.
Unmounted, unframed. Posted flat, lovingly wrapped in acid free tissue paper, bubblewrap and double layered strong cardboard. Oil on paper can be framed safely behind glass.