Albert Ross 1

Albert-Ross-1 This has been painted in the style of a ship’s figure-head.


Well, it was like this … I had seen in the paper an exhibition of figure-heads, which I have always loved, and I thought I would do a couple of pieces in the same style.

Not being able to carve, or to find any wood, I decided to “carve” the clay.   This was quite fun though it does need a bit more refining for the finer details.   The painting was done in a deliberately rough manner, though I decided to make the colours more muted (garish and bright only work on a larger scale).   The necklace was something I saw in a poster and thought would be a nice touch.