Technique and condition

The cotton canvas is attached by staples to a nine member stretcher, the outer members of which have been deepened by the attachment of quadrant beading.

The canvas has no opaque ground layers as such but the artist has said that the canvas was sealed with two thinned applications of Matt Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion, from Spectrum Oil Colours.

After a preparatory underpainting in thinned yellow ochre oil paint, the design was elaborated using Spectrum Artists' Oil Colours, modified where appropriate with additional linseed oil and turpentine. Although cloths had been used to wipe off excess paint during the initial underpainting, brushes were used exclusively for the final applications.

The canvas was without a frame at the time of acquisition and the artist wishes the painting to remain unframed. The painting was in good condition at the time of acquisition.