A friend asked if I could paint her a quick something to fit her front room, which had a union jack scheme. So I came up with this, a quick little something. The photograph is fairly accurate, although I don’t think it shows the background in all its lovely colour and shades, but hey ho. Yes it is sloppy but I’ve never been a clean painter, and I cannot see that changing. To my mind, all the colours behind the Union Jack represent the diversity and vibrancy of my beautiful country.
I quite enjoyed the spread of colours in the background, and I think I’ll explore this further in another painting. The highlighting of the bold colour splotches, by bordering them with a darker hue, is particularly visually attractive to my mind. I can imagine other objects holding the centre ground, in splendid isolation against the colour; perhaps a miniature version of Stonehenge or some other megaliths!