Oil Paint on Paper.
8cm x 8cm.
Power is in focus with the work here, with a focus on complimentary colours. The use of red, black and white were fitting for such a purpose as they have an ability to compliment the smooth background. The glimpse of red in the background comes from the constant sanding of the cream emulsion over the top of a layer of red oil paint. The recurrent pressure applied through the sanding process, gives an aggressive tone to the two colours. Although small in size, the work is to be a frequent study for Rowell in his latest work.