The wolf aspect of this painting resulted from a fantastic accident. I had finished the nude and was painting in the red background….. stopped for a break.. came back, picked up the wrong brush and made an unintentional black mark in the top left-hand corner of the paper. I was immediately struck by the claw-like look of it… so I made a few more black marks just as quickly with the almost dry brush and finished the background with lashings of yellow. From what would have been a striking but seemingly meaningless abstract nude, I’d accidentally drawn out and captured the animal within. Or are there really no such thing as accidents?

Acrylic paint on 185gsm Arches paper
42cm x 59.4cm (A2)