This new piece has its roots way back in a small sepia sketch 

that after a while saw a beginning as an oil painting. First of all dark in its base colours that quickly were overpainted largely in pinks and creams.

After this it languished on the floor for some months and only recently finding completion. I like its gentle feel and quietness.  High on my list of objectives is a balance of colour and tone making the work easy on the eye while keeping an air of mystery,