Figurative paintings – allegorical, conceptual and symbolic renditions of people and creatures contributing much to life. PS: Please click inside frames for correct proportions
King Solomon’s Hat and The Giant’s Gumboots
2014. Acrylic over Charcoal on Canvas. 50cm high x 60cm wide.
Allegorical painting of triumph over adversity in pint size people …
The squabble over a hollow plastic ball ended in tears when she shouted “If you can’t share, I’ll cut the ball in half!!” Never one to make an idle threat, she promptly divided it with the bread knife …
Resourcefully he used his half of the doomed ball as a hat. You see him wearing this (paradox for Judgement of King Solomon). And wrong-footed in adult gumboots, his own wee gumboots abandoned in the background.
Master of Mayhem
2014 Acrylic on Canvas 61cm high x 45.5cm wide
“This is my mat. This doorway also. When you are quite comfortable and have started eating, I will make my move…”
Some background to the painting and the draft version if you like in the Creative Clips gallery