WINTER IRIS   36" x 36”   November 27, 2015 (SOLD)  

 

Winter Iris is a meditation on restraint, capturing the chill and pale colors of an iris that bloomed in my garden in late autumn, then was caught cold on a sudden freezing winter day. The pewter-cold blue is pale and transparent, alternating with a clay-white that almost looks like a wash. The stripe pattern juxtaposes two white stripes from the center, and alternates the two colors, going north and south, thus creating a visual center that is ironically very pale, close to the absence of color.

 

After years of exploring bright and emotional color fields, I have come back to something simpler, cooler, primal, in this new series I call, 'Pastorale'.