I see that is almost one whole year since I posted anything here. I have been giving the smaller format paintings a bit of a rest, while I concentrate on some larger scale work.
However this one just popped out the other day and I realised just how much fun and exciting it is to paint on a micro scale! I actually find it liberating rather than limiting and although it is small this is painted very expressively, I feel.
It is not literally painted on a matchbox, however it is on a piece of MDF of the exact dimensions, including thickness, of a larger box of New Zealand Beehive Matches Made in Sweden. The moral, if there is one, is don't believe anything you are told at face value....
This will be the 1000th post here and this seems a good painting to celebrate that numerical milestone with.
This also happens to be Black Friday, which in case you live under some kind of cyber rock, you will know is the day of mass sales after Thanks Giving in the US, and I thought to celebrate I would have a sale of my own!
I don't post to this blog very often, and regard this project on hiatus. I have been painting though and have begun work on a series of larger paintings that is all very cloak and dagger at the moment...
I would like to thank everyone for your support and interest over the last few years and wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!