Sometimes, or likely most of the times I get a feeling of painting something that I fancy in my head and I started with the moss on the trunk and branches and after that I added in the background adding to the atmosphere. It seemed promising and mood evoking, spurred on with the smell of the emollient oil paints, but there was something sort of amiss, not absolutely right so that is when the communal moths came into the picture. The work looked more complete with them in the image and a little more delicate too, as these creatures are really. This is how ‘The Gathering On The Moss’ came about, not that meaningful as such unlike with many of my paintings, accept that it can help you start off a story if you wish. It is more something nice to look at than any other notion.
The piece itself is painted entirely in oil paints and in impasto in places giving it more structure to its entirety. It is done on a thick gallery wrapped stretched canvas which is painted right around the four sides as well, as part of the picture, incorporating everything. So no framing is required and this is the intention of painting it on the sides as well.
Also, it is signed and dated on the front, but has my logo and markings on the back of the piece as well.
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