Looking through the branches of a weeping willow, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 59 x 84 cm
This painting has been deliberately left unfinished because of the ideas it contains which might have been lost had I worked it further. The principal thing to look at is the technique I use to allow us to look through the tree's branches: I simply do not paint the branches in those parts of the scene where we're looking through them. So far no one has remarked upon this slight of hand so I think that the trick is wholly unnoticable. I think this is because we are used to looking past things all the time. This is not the first time I have used this technique. I used it first in Bella's Dream where a liana is about to rise up in front of the flamingos and where a liana goes accros the old boy in his tree house.