The Kilburn White Horse #5. 2007. Oil on board. 46 X 46 cm (18 X 18in). (full size image and detail).
The Kilburn White Horse #4. 1998-2009. Oil on board. 54 X 54cm (21 X 21in).
You will notice I haven't presented these pictures in chronological order. I am compiling a page of contrasting images rather than revealing a painting development... because there isn't one! I regularly revisit a subject and tackle it in different ways. As an artist, I haven't developed from a strength of analytical observed representation, nor from a stance of abstraction. I also include on this page, as perhaps with every page, "details" for you to enjoy and consider. At the very start of keeping records and documenting my work (whenever that was) I photographed close-ups of most paintings. This gave me a modicum of information and memory of the texture and surface quality to a painting before it sold. It also had the happy advantage of providing me with a picture from a picture, or another picture, other than the one first composed... These additional photographic versions presented me with opportunities to make stronger images for greetings cards if I felt the original painting wasn't going to transfer well into print - a problem sometimes with all art. The original piece of work might be perfectly powerful, or subtly just right, but when photographed, suddenly diminishes.
The White Horse of Kilburn after Klee #1 and #2. 2009. Watercolour and pencil on paper.
Diptych. Picture sizes 13 X 17cm (5 X 7in). Frame size 41 X 29cm (16 X 12in).
The Kilburn White Horse #2. 1995. Oil on board. 76 X 76cm (30 X 30in).