I Painted this for my nephew Thomas and his partner Rachel for there new apartment .
They have now named the painting , that job I gave for them to do .
They had a canvas made for me to work on it is LARGE -170 cm x 180 cm – or 5ft 7" x 2ft 8" – a bit daunting more like a cinema screen – ha ! .
They payed for the canvas and paints etc .
I had to make a larger easel to paint it on, this job got me out of my comfort zone, a dificult challang for me but like in the A- team its great when it all comes together .
This painting is entirely from my imagination – nothing copied , its aim is to be their own private retreat in this world that nobody has been to before, the angling is Thomas’s sport , and the squirrel represents them saving and working towards there future , the birds depict them spreading their wings and following a dream.
The painting is primed , then the layout is in acrylic over painted in oil paint, and varnished, it took me over 80 hours of painting to finnish it .
I may try to put some of the work in progress paintings on site later ! .
P. S You need to see this work – LARGE ! .