Micropointillism 1990 71" X 55" by
I can understand Turner never wanting to
sell his "Fighting Temeraire" painting. Such has been the case with with
my own "Fighting Temeraire", the best painting of my "Forgery Suite". Let
me tell you a little how this painting came to be. Many years ago, I had
an argument with a friend. He insisted that the medium
I had created and worked in dictated the
style of the work. I disagreed and set out to prove the error of his
statement by creating the "Forgery Suite", subjects directly borrowed from
famous paintings that I would recreate in the style of the original
There were four of these, and three of them have long left my studio:
I could however, not let go of my "Fighting Temeraire" and it has graced
my studio wall for fifteen years.
The fortunes of artists are fickle, and a four year old son combined with
a wife with cancer has forced me to take stock of items I had hitherto
considered sacred and not for sale.
Then the other day, I was listening to BBC on my internet connection and
heard the following story:
wins 'great painting' vote
"...The Fighting Temeraire by Turner has beaten works by Van Gogh, Hogarth
and David Hockney to be named the greatest painting in Britain in a public
vote. The Fighting Temeraire was one of 10 paintings shortlisted,,,"
Well, thinks I - If I have to
take the plunge, no better time than now.
The "Fighing Temeraire" 1990 is a
Micropointillist painting, 71" X 55" Acrylic on canvas. Shipping is
included in purchase, anywhere in the world, insurance included. 14 day
return policy, full cash refund.
Micropointillism uses only the three
primary colors, Yellow, red and Blue
The seemingly random paint spatter gives
the illusion of secondary colors