No, this is not a blog about me getting into environmentally friendly materials. It’s literally about colour.
I have always had a bit of a struggle working with green, so I knew from the start this was going to be challenge.
The summer of 2015 was indeed rather unusual. The hard winter left a substantial amount of snow extending the “motif hunting season” into the summer. Another curious aspect of this, was the the exchanging of the browns and beiges into different shades of green, some rather intense.
Whenever the snow pulls back exposing the soil to the sun, the ground thaws and the gras will eventually come back. Normally the process takes a few weeks and this occurs in a mixture of earthy colour up against the white snow. For 2015, the patches of snow lasted much longer and the ground was exposed to a much higher temperature. This speeding up gave us white and green! This series of paintings are all from the same location using the exact same image.
There is a lot going on, I admit. I spent months adding details that had to be covered up in the end. It just got too busy.
So, maybe not to everyone’s liking, here are some “Very late in the season-Rafdals”.