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This is another one of those pieces that take months to complete.  Its only a 30x30cm canvas but there’s a lot going on and much that has been obliterated, reworked or developed.  My emphasis was on composition, as always, but also on mark making.  For richness and variety I have contrasted fine line drawing, collage and paint applied  with both brush and knife.  The painting features a recurring theme in my work – dilapidated Cornish granite ‘hedges’.  I think it would work well on a larger scale but copying a painting is a certain way of destroying its vitality.  I may, at some time in the future, try to develop some of the ideas contained in this picture on a larger scale but will have to bear in mind that the mark making tools and techniques will have to be modified in order to maintain their impact and spontaneity.