Sometimes you disappear down a blind alley and grind to a halt. This work is a response to reading an exciting book about the chaos and development of England and the Monarchy which left me itching to respond in paint - strange because I have never been particularly interested in history.
I made a start and world events began to unfold that left me questioning why I was painting a subject in a way that could be seen as glorifying or trivialising war and I found that I could not continue with this work temporarily . I do plan to resume the series over time.
"Reading (Cancelled)", Mixed Media on cradled panel, 84cms x 59 cms
"Battle", Acrylic on cradled panel (NFS)
"Shadow Queen", Acrylic on paper
Queen Study, Acrylic on media board, A4
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