Still life with a pint of guinness – oil on panel – 53.5 x 74 cm
I haven’t painted that many still life subjects. This picture was painted entirely from life in a series of sittings. I wanted to do something reminiscent of the golden age of still life painting, this was back in the 17th century especially in Holland. Superficially my picture resembles these old-style paintings except that Guinness hadn’t been invented. Also I’ve painted a blue rose into the top left corner and as we all know there is no such thing. The wine glass contains a reflection of myself painting the picture.
When this painting was completed I did wonder if Guinness PLC might be interested in purchasing the item but I found it very difficult to get in touch with them. Then I thought, well they already have their own excellent marketing department, why would they need my contribution.
At present I have 2 excellent stretcher framed canvas prints of this picture available measuring 50 x 72 cm and 35 x 50 cm.