How "Life is an Adventure" metamorphosised

This painting was completed for my solo show in 2014

Quite often I will complete a work and then after sitting it with a while decide it is totally not up to scratch and I will cover it over completely until something else emerges. This particular piece "Life is an Adventure" was voted the "most popular" piece at my second solo show in 2014. The jungle and green depict the landscape and different avenues, opportunities, hardships and twists and turns that life can bring us. The gold leaves represent the hidden treasures that are planted along the way, which we uncover just at the right moment, to send us a message and give us hope.

The starting image. A painting which I had previously thought was complete. It wasnt!

The starting image. A painting which I had previously thought was complete. It wasnt!

Here I start to introduce the gold...

Here I start to introduce the gold...

At this stage I flip the canvas upside down to get a new perspective... (this is something I do A LOT!)

At this stage I flip the canvas upside down to get a new perspective... (this is something I do A LOT!)

I start to create the "jungle" and then I flip it back around again...

I start to create the "jungle" and then I flip it back around again...

I flip it around yet again and keep expanding the "jungle"

I flip it around yet again and keep expanding the "jungle"

And here it is pretty much done!

And here it is pretty much done!

Me with the completed piece when I was living in my little rental in Graceville in Brisbane 2015

Me with the completed piece when I was living in my little rental in Graceville in Brisbane 2015

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This has been a much loved piece and is available as a print in a number of sizes from my website here.