Friday, June 3, 2011

Carried away


For two days now I have been working on some oils, This one, is I believe, at a point where I leave it. The motif of being carried has been with me for years and like so many subject from the past they continue to surface. Seen while idly flicking through an old sketch-book I knew at once it was time for a revisit and after redrawing it anumber of times transferred it on to this 20x30 canvas. How to make it work, at what level to communicate realism and where to take liberties is the nature of the game. It carried a number of meanings for me beyond the simple likeness, and the title, once coined in my head, was a fixture.