Oil on canvas
90cm x 120cm x 3cm
'Adquiesco' means to remain at rest, to repose, to become quiet. This painting was executed in complete silence in my white studio, with a crisp breeze coming in from the sea. I felt need the need to turn off all communication devices and paint slowly and calmly. The beauty and brilliance of the turquoise came out of this stillness and so it is in life; it is in that very repose that we find vibrancy.
The glazes are laid over peach ground and one can see that showing through in the bottom left (if portrait - painting can also be hung landscape). The Italian green umber offsets and calms the blue to give balance to the work.