Just reluctantly delivered to The Sir Charles Gairdner Award. Only reluctant as I still wanted another day or two to fiddle with it...and possibly overdo it of course.
This painting is a change of palette and style for me. I had a lovely photo of my daughter that I had used in a small study and wanted to use again as a larger painting. The light and subject echoes traditional paintings such as Kennington’s ‘Reading the Letter’, so I wanted to keep this reference and tweak it with for a modern context with the iPhone.