This was a trial piece with the intent of breaking free from a tight and painstaking form of realism and begin reclaiming what could be called 'the invention of painting', employing a more flowing approach, in which discoveries can be made through experimentation and an enjoyment of oil paint as a magnetic substance in its own right. The source material for this painting was a photograph taken using a makeshift black sheet and household lighting. However, this stands as a seed of a forthcoming period of development