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Framed – 68 x 88 cm (included)
60 x 80 cm
Oil on canvas
A variation on my written piece ‘Competition’ over a scene of the moat garden at Windsor Castle. I made the first version of this painting in 2016 at a painting competition held as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. I wrote the poem musing about the anxiety of competition and the process of painting, and incorporated the poem into my painting in 2018, and this work is an oil paint version which was painted in my studio after completing the acrylic piece.
The title of the first version is ‘Descent’ – a pun on inheritance, the topographical features of a moat and hierarchical class structure of English society, which was brilliantly illustrated by John Cleese and Ronnies Barker and Corbett in the TV sketch (spoiler alert punchline – ‘I know my place.’)