Over the years I have come up with ideas for paintings, and for one reason or another I have not managed to complete them. Now that I am painting this new range of small paintings that are to be displayed in mounts, I have decided to try some of those ideas. When I see a beautiful marble statue, I always wonder what I could make of it in terms of a painting. This is my first attempt; and I am very satisfied with the results. Seems like a pretty good reason to try a few more.