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The Windless Kite

The Windless Kite
30" x 30", oil on wood panel, 2020

After completing our complete bathroom renovation last spring I knew I wanted to create a custom painting for the wall above my towel bar and 30" x 30" was the ideal size for that space.  

I wanted to compose something warm and colourful and, while I was still deciding what the subject would be I hung Toro over the toilet, sort of establishing a colour palette for the room.


Abandoned state.

I started this painting soon after completing The Red Balloon but it stayed in this frozen state (turtle and kite largely finished) for months. After I finished The Seed Gatherers, I took advantage of that solid momentum to resume work on this and finished about 95% in the remaining days of 2020, so I'm counting it as belonging to that year.

Turtle detail.

Flowers detail.

In situ.

This is how it looks in it's intended place in our bathroom, directly across from Toro, together combining to give the room some needed colour and warmth.

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Here's the time lapse video of me painting The Windless Kite:





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