This canvas began its artistic life as a not very good acrylic painting some six years ago. Dragged out of store to be re-used, it started its resurrected life in July, 2015, in Michael Horn’s studio in Norfolk as a study, intended to teach me how to draw better, of one end of the studio (41/15 ‘Michael’s studio’).
It then morphed in my own studio through some stuck-on fabric into an abstract called ‘Marina’ which was exhibited over Xmas/New Year at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk (see blog of December, 2015).
I continued to be dissatisfied with it and, during further tinkering, it emerged as primarily a colourful collage with oils rather than an oil with sticky-on bits. Additions of magenta, purple and red spiced up the earlier, subdued dark blues and greys, with the clearly stuck-on cardboard and wood hinting at suggestions of a trilithon and perhaps even Stonehenge.