NH454 ‘Steps with Carpets’ 18 x 18 inches    45.5 x 45.5 cm  (25.5 inches / 65 cm diagonal)  Acrylic on Canvas    2012 
   The shadows on the steps create a zig-zag pattern which helps in leading the  eye up towards the top section of the painting where a more complex arrangement of chimney, plants and rugs focuses attention. The stripes on the rugs have a similar effect and the line of the wall carries on behind the chimney to arrest the movement.