Rift Oils on board 8 x 8 inches ( black, flat frame )
One of my favourite paintings, Rift is almost an exercise in tonal values. Resembling a valley or deep ravine, this became the inspiration for the title. I sculpted the under-painting with a stiff brush to make the shapes. A mixed black was chosen for the lower part of the image to contrast with the golden orange colours. The small white oval gives a mysterious element.