Artwork details: gouache and 24k gold leaf, 21.2 x 10 inches (54 x 25 cm), 2011.
This painting I called 'The Rumour'. Whom the rumour concerns is quite clear, what the rumour actually is, I leave up to your imagination....
The technique I used in this painting is not quite my usual one. Everything is done in a series of thin washes in just four colours: Prussian blue, magenta, yellow and green - three colours which are more or less close to the primary colours, plus green, because, not being perfect primary colours, I couldn't otherwise get a good bright green. There are no other colours used here. It was a bit of an experiment, closer to 'proper' watercolour painting. Unfortunately the delicacy of the very pale tones do not show up on screen particularly well, but I think that the almost overwhelmingly 'pretty' tones of the painting are a rather nice contrast to the undertones of the painting.
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