Choppy, circa 1985
Framed (ref: 471)
Signed and titled on the reverse
Alkyd on panel, 4 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (12 × 23.5 cm.)
Tags: Michael Canney Abstract Art
Provenance: Madeline Canney (no. 147)Framed in a white gessoed shadow box with matching broad bevelled slip, non reflective museum glass
Canney was one of the first painters to explore the possibilities of the medium alkyd, an oil paint that dries rapidly and allows colours to be overlaid without the edges ‘bleeding’ into one another. From the early 1980s onwards the medium had a profound effect on his work, and resulted in his most distinctive period as a painter. A painting that is closely related to Choppy, titled Rigging, was included in Robert Miller, Michael Canney: Oils, Alkyds and Reliefs, exh. cat.,The Fine Art Society, London, 2007 (no. 37).