On the Windowsill

Shirley Trevena RI | Watercolour and Graphite Pencil | 16.5 x 14 inches

On the Windowsill“I couldn’t resists buying this bunch of lilies that had been dyed a gorgeous cobalt blue. Their spikey leaves and flashes of orange leads your eye through the window into a suggestion of a garden.

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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