17 Jan Don’t Call Me Red
I’ve long had a love affair with the colour red. I love everything about it. All the variations of it. The depth and the breadth of it. I love to wear it and paint with it. I’m not sure I’d say it was my favourite colour, I love all the colours. But I definitely default to red without really thinking about it.
I love the way the colours work together in this painting. I use 2 different reds to create the textures. I think these paintings as abstractly figurative. I was wondering what would happen if I took the people out, to go totally abstract but I really couldn’t, the people are really important to me. They make the work and I love using found images and taking them out of context to create a new story for them.
For this painting I used an image from a fashion magazine and blew it several times larger than it was in life. I love how it changes the feeling of the image.
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