Technique and condition

Painted in artists oil paints on cotton duck canvas stretched onto a strainer. The canvas was sized with an unpigmented synthetic copolymer resin emulsion before painting.

The Spectrum artists' oil colours are thinned with turpentine for the thin initial drawing and mixtures of turpentine and linseed oil for the main painting. In correspondence with the artist, 22 January 1994, Milroy described the process of painting: 'Painting first drawn in with very dilute paint in turpentine. Two more layers covering surface before painting is finished, linseed oil increasingly added to the turpentine and the paint thickening. Completion in one to two days.'

The painting is not varnished or framed and is in good condition.