WHO ARE YOU:
I’m a painter from Grimsby. I live in Kent and teach part-time.
WHY THIS ONE:
This was the first painting I sold in London, at the 2008 Cork Street Open Exhibition. Until then I had no idea whether my paintings would appeal to other people.
SOMETHING ABOUT IT:
I worked mainly from drawings. The violinist is based on a study by Degas. The violin and rose were set up in the studio and painted from life.
It’s an oil painting on linen prepared with rabbit skin glue and oil primer. Some parts were painted with transparent glazes over tonal underpainting - an experiment I haven't found occasion to repeat, though I like the effect here.
WHERE IS IT NOW:
I don’t know.
Many thanks to James for contributing !