I Spy, oil on canvas, 100 x 150 x 2 cm
I Spy, I sit and wait. Shaded by the leaves of the tree. From hidden heights I plan and watch. I Spy.
I Spy is painted in textured strokes of vibrant oil colour. It is a contemporary painting using abstract expressionist techniques juxtaposed against fine art detail. Full of dynamic energy and texture I Spy has been created using free movement of fluid paint to define the shape of the Leopard then enhanced with strong palette knifed areas of colour. Bold strokes of oil paint represent the patterned coat of the big cat whilst small gold flecks add depth and interest to the painting. The painting is opulent and vivid and captures dignity in the leopards pose. The colours are striking and luxuriant and the artwork has an impressionist, fractured quality, here one moment and then lost to memory. I Spy is a large artwork at 90 x 160 cm and is ready to hang.