01 October, 1985

R2 Eden People

R2 Eden People
24x24" oil on panel
Private collection

This peculiar picture was a single idea, a 'between series' painting, I suppose. I painted it in a rather preoccupied mood, for I was thinking about what direction I wanted my painting to take. I had begun to write a novel, and was becoming concerned with the content of my paintings, and thinking even about narrative content.

I often refer to this picture as my 'back to the garden' painting, a sort of beginning over. I felt that the scenery series had been technical practice for a more significant series. This was also one of the last pictures for which I mixed colours on a palette before applying them to the panel.

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