A modern painting in bright orange, vivid yellow, dusky pinks and deep purples
With a deep ravine in the centre, a thousand different details and a beautiful combination of colours this painting will add warmth and interest to almost any space.
One of the most distinctive things about No Place Like Home is that it features a deep, wide ravine created in the centre; created for specific reasons.
One of which was to break up the painting sufficiently to add a little drama but also to give your eye a focal point as it travels round the canvas. Sooner or later you have to stop and take a breath. The split itself carries no further justification other than it needed to be in there; a process I have developed to chemically separate the paints on the canvas – a bit like parting the red sea, so-to-speak.
I think of tree-top canopies on fire and deep caverns when I look at this, but we’ll all see something different. That’s the cool thing about many of my modern art paintings – if you’ve ever asked yourself ‘what should I be looking at?’ or ‘how do I interpret art’ then perhaps it’s time to abandon those ideological doctrines and develop your own theories.
This original painting will bring a lot of warmth to a space but also plenty to look at. It’s going to be ideal if you’re looking for a painting to go on a decent sized wall where the room feels cold or dark. It will be like having a carnival in there every time you walk in. A bedroom would really benefit from having this hanging in it in particular; the colours and shapes are very harmonious.
- Size (cm): 170 x 130 (68″ x 51″)
- Canvas: Belgian medium weave; 375 gsm
- Primer: Three coats prior to painting
- Paints: My own formula enamel paints (8 colours)
- Frame: Museum-graded, European laminated softwoods with ultra-low moisture content
- Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse
- Stands 44mm away from the wall
- Suits: stairwell, light space, off-white wall, office, above a skylight
- Here’s an interesting article on the tools and equipment I use in my studio