Digging, 2015, oil 17 x 16 inches.
This painting went through some drastic changes in composition during its making. It began as a portrait of a French neighbour's house which I had seen being transformed by the removal of its cement rendering to reveal the pattern of stones beneath. The house in my painting gradually became smaller and smaller as its setting became more and more important in the whole concept, and I needed to add the two imagined figures.
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