I’m entering pretty gory territory here. Sorry if you’re squeamish or hate hunting or meat eating or anything like that. My friend Gilbert is a hunter and recently killed a bear, which he removed the meat from and gave me the fresh skeleton, (minus the skull which he has buried in his backyard so that bugs will clean all the nooks and crannies of, so he can dig it up later and have a nice clean creepy and interesting object). Anyway, Smithfields wants intensity and I think this will deliver – no? The back ground elements will all be painted in grisaille, heightening the red and gold of the meat. I have finished the previous painting for Smithfields, although I’m not showing them publicly until they’re all assembled in the restaurant and we can have a smashing unveiling. : ) So, enjoy.