Oil on gessoed board
Approx 250x200 trimmed
January 12, 07
I've always been fascinated by old and rusty things. I'm not even sure what this is... some kind of spanner I suppose. It has been sitting in my studio for a while now waiting to be painted. Sometimes things will sit there for months or even years before I feel the time is right to paint them. Even after they have been painted, I tend to leave them around for quite some time. The cherries I painted in December are still on the windowsill shrivelling in the sun.
Even before I started painting this one I realised that the board was really the wrong dimensions for what I wanted, however I went ahead and painted with the thought of cropping it later. The photo below is the original uncropped version. It has far too much redundant space around it I feel. Sometimes less is more.