Tuesday, 17 February 2015

two new

Here are two new paintings - just to share with you a glimpse at recently completed work. And also to say yes it is possible to work in different ways without feeling 'split'. It is ok. I know some people struggle with this idea, because they feel they must make their work highly identifiable. But looking at the brushstrokes and colours, the flow of the work, the ideas within - I think you can make connections here.

The 'woman and child' portrait is quite small and intimate in feel. It is a timeless moment. In contrast 'pixie' explores colour on a slightly larger, bolder scale: here are the colours of childhood and textures created by layering paint, creating a sense of memory and playfulness. So yes both explore memory and storytelling.


 woman & child

 woman and child


pixie

pixie

3 comments:

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Cathy dear, I love how you've captured the timelessness of the mother and child, a favourite theme of mine. Is it cosmic consciousness that I too have been exploring contrasts in theme and colour, bright and subdued?
I so admire your restraint in definition, blocking in shape and form, but leaving space for the imagination. Hugs.

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Cathy dear, I love how you've captured the timelessness of the mother and child, a favourite theme of mine. Is it cosmic consciousness that I too have been exploring contrasts in theme and colour, bright and subdued?
I so admire your restraint in definition, blocking in shape and form, but leaving space for the imagination. Hugs.

Cathy Cullis said...

Thank you always for your thoughtful comments x