For Good Luck

21 March 2019

Preparing for a Festival exhibition always carries with it a certain amount of stress.

Working away in my studio, I was interrupted by some upsetting news. After that phone call I was not myself.

When I went to the sink to clean out my brushes, I had an accident with the bottle of turps. What a stinking mess! I mopped it up as best as I could.

Feeling woozy from the fumes, and to steady my nerves, I poured myself a glass of wine and placed it on the desk next to my laptop – and knocked it over. Red wine all over the keyboard!

I jumped up and ran for some rags to mop up – and in doing so, knocked a fresh painting off the easel. It landed on the floor, face-down, little bits of fluff sticking to the paint.

Drama in the studio!

The painting I managed to repair; the laptop, alas, was not so lucky. It has since been replaced with a new one…

In case you should fear a bout of bad luck coming, you could, as a prevention, kiss your computer/laptop/phone screen over this image.


oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

$ 1,800 AUD

May I have the pleasure of seeing you come through the door during the Castlemaine Festival?

From March 22 to 31 2019, Studio Rapp will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.