Technique and condition

Painted in artists' oil colours on a linen canvas stretched onto a wooden stretcher. The canvas was sized before painting and given an overall ground colour of thinned red paint which has penetrated to the back of the canvas in small nodules.

The image was created with the frenetic application of a multitude of colours brushed, poured, splattered and dribbled on. The fluid impastos and ribbons of paint were manipulated on the canvas by hand intermixing the colours and the words inscribed into the still wet paint.

On acquisition the painting was in semi dried condition with fluid paint trapped below a surface skin showing signs of wrinkling as drying proceeded. Oil from the paints has penetrated into the canvas at the back. The painting is not varnished or framed.

Roy Perry