Saturday, May 30, 2009

Girl on the beach

This painting is an oldie, but the original acrylic has been repainted in oils. It was a delight to paint. The original work was at least three years old and as most artists will attest, a work that old will need fiddling! I was amazed a few weeks ago while watching a program on Australian artist Jeffery Smart. A retrospective exhibition of his was being held somewhere, and art from all kinds of collectors and galleries were brought together to make up the show. Unbeknowns to the organisers Mr Smart brought his paints to the exhibition to touch up some of the works - most of which were part of other people's collections. It was very funny.
Girl on the beach - oil on canvas - 60x50cm

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