HOPE   30" x 30”   December 27, 2014 (SOLD)   

 

This painting was dramatic for me, combining the intense colors of royal blue darkening into navy, and rich lime graduating to forest green. At first glance, this juxtaposition felt very dissonant but I was balancing out two strong voices to create something unified and symbiotic.

 

At the time, my partner was very ill and, as a reaction, I suppose I was channeling color that expressed something joyous and utopian—the risk being that the painting felt over-blown and vain. And it may still. I referenced here bold blue colors seen in the altars and under the domes of Greek Orthodox churches. The intensely rich greens reminded me of tropical fauna in the Amazon—all colors that speak about the force of spiritual hope and physical life.