Candles and Rose
This is an image of the final painting. Use the slider above to move between the painting's stages. There is a brief description of technique provided with each stage.
Starting with a symbolic styling I then gather and arrange the supportive objects. When paint is employed, initially the aim is to keep true to how light describes the forms. In doing so, and as the painting develops, the intent is to explore a tactile and atmospheric reality, created from my choice of colours and tonal values while preserving the designed relationships. With the completion of a work I hope to give hint to a renewed realism, potentially conveying more than the evident artifact of candles and a rose.