Monday, July 11, 2011
This is the final state of a canvas that was featured earlier with the title 'cloud nine', but has seen considerable reworking. The linked hands in a ring take one straight to H. Matisse, but apart from the hands, the figures and the colours belong to me as the result of a long journey of revision. There is a strange weightless feel about the piece and I am unable to place the music they are dancing to.
The figures are now softer in treatment and the space is stronger in colour while simpler in design, these changes make the picture somewhat curious and difficult to judge as to its success, all I understand is that I see no further adjustment neccesary, I can only assume it is now complete.