Monday, August 15, 2011

A table for Hercules


Thoughts on 'Hercules at the Court of Omphale'

It was clear from the beginning that this shaped unframed panel finished uneasily at the bottom, it needed 'something'.
The garden studio was awash with summer light,  Maria Callas sang, and I made a shelf. Well, a sort of shelf, more like one of Cezanne's sloping tables on which I;ve placed some objects. Now as I continue to paint, I will include this quirky addition, colouring it as I go.
The objects cannot slip off the shelf as they are made to fit in a locating hole, this will mean the client can rearrange the objects over time to change the composition as they like!