Metal Bird and Irises

Shirley Trevena RI | Watercolour, Gouache, Pen and Ink | 17.5 x 15 inches

Metal Bird & Irises“That purple splash of colour of the irises is the star here and the acid green of the stalks leads your eye down to the imagined vase and the metal bird, all placed on a windowsill. It took me weeks to decide on the colour for the background and I’m pleased with what I finally came up with.

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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