Against a Blue Wall

Shirley Trevena RI | Watercolour and Graphite Pencil | 25 x 22 inches

Against a Blue Wall“We painted our boring concrete garden wall this fabulous blue and all the flowers and plants came suddenly alive giving me the idea for this painting. Bringing the outside in.

My paintings are mainly of domestic settings using objects that I have collected over the years for their specific colour or shape. Frequently a painting begins with just the desire to see two fabulous colours nudging up against each other.

 I work quite slowly, building up the surfaces, concocting a muddled perspective, fractured and disjointed picture planes and describing objects, which begin at strange places and end nowhere at all. Implying things rather than explaining them. Above all I want the paintings to reveal themselves slowly, remaining interesting over time, to exist beyond that first hit of glorious colour.” Shirley Trevena

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