122 x 106 cms 2003
I wanted this painting to be divided rigidly into three horizontal sections, within each of which a lot of things happened. It was an extremely difficult piece to paint.
I wanted the mud to be more rutted than the first version (see the 'Compare Mud' Page), and the wire in the gate to be uncompromisingly straight, while behind it the flat paddocks rose to the sand-blown outcrops of trees and rocks I also used in Shorn Sheep and F100, and above it all the sky rose lightly and the crows fought. The blocking sheets of galvo are still propped up behind the studio.
**There are more notes on Mud on the Compare Mud Page.