Sea green, 2021

6 x 6" / 15 x 15cm

acrylic, ink and thread on wood panel

signed and dated on the reverse

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I fancied cleansing the palette, a visual amuse-bouche if you will.  I didn’t sand the gesso in this one, I wanted more texture as I knew the composition would be more pared back.  I’d painted the base layer a grassy green.  I typed in ‘Milton Avery green paintings’ online and looked for a while at his beautiful art. Palette cleansed, I turned off my screen and this is the result.

 

I’d also been wanting to re-introduce some stitch detail, I think a simple line works well here. 

 

‘Sea green’ is an exciting piece for me.  It is that breakthrough painting, which helps inspire ideas for a new series of works; very timely as we are coming into the new year. 

Sea green 6 x 6"

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