PASTORALE   36" x 36”   November 28, 2015

 

"Pastorale" reminds me of a Mahler song, as if heard in the farthest distance on a cold cold day, hardly discernable, during a walk in the forest behind my home, during a winter sunrise.

 

The slight variations on paleness, the approach toward the lightest pink, or lightest blue, recalls what the coldest of kisses could be, lips barely touching the skin.

 

Outlined in uneven visible pencil, the stripes here remind me of raw musical notes, or tinted piano keys, with some vague association to the beginning of a melody. Thus, for me, the title... 'Pastorale.'