I first started working on this painting around 18 months ago. I don’t even really remember when now… I didn’t work on it at all in 2014! I was too scared of getting paint on the carpet in our nearly new unit that we were renting. There is a rather large disconnect in this piece and that is the answer to “why?”
My eldest son Nicky doesn’t want me to give this away or sell it. I was going to give it to someone who has helped me a lot over the years, despite such a gift perhaps stretching the professional boundaries we once had to live by. My son however says no, and his wishes come first in such matters.
I was also thinking of selling it. Given we need to beg for money, if there is any chance I can create something of worth, I’m going to do that, for while I am not above begging for my children, I hate doing so with a passion. If cutting every inch of my body would earn us money, I’d happily do that instead! Though I had my doubts this piece could be sold… Doubts that were confirmed when my son said emphatically that it wasn’t good enough lol…
So we shall find a place for it here somewhere – and I’m not entirely sorry about that. This piece has history to go with its beautiful colours.
At least, unless someone offers enough to change my sons mind 😉
Oh, and here is my other son, photobombing!!!