(oil on board, 41.6 x 32.7 cm) 

'Yellow roses', 2019 

I was captivated by the light on the mantelpiece in my childhood room and fetched some flowers to pose in it. I wanted the roses to look alive, like they could be so easily picked out or even topple out of the jug. I also did it for the colour combination of the yellow, blue and black square - diagonally down from the jug, the jug slightly off centre. This felt like the right position for all the objects and then the bending shadow. 

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