People often ask how I know when a work is finished and the simplest answer is, when there is no part of the work that 'tells' me it needs changing. Initially I actively scan the painting for sections that still need revision, then I try to set the work to one side, but where it's still visible so that I can study it more passively. During that process of letting the work 'rest' I usually see other changes that need to be made. It's as if the painting has it's own voice and I need to tune into it and respond.
"Golden Cloud" is for sale $2650 (Studio Price), Oil on Canvas 101x101cm