Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches on a 1 1/2" deep wood panel with grey painted sides. 
Exhibited:  Page + Waterman Gallery, Wellesley, MA

 

I was very interested in red today, or more precisely, red on red on red. This oil was started with that in mind and once finished, the ambient light bathes everything in saturated red tones. For a colorist painter, it is a happy day.

One red won't do, otherwise the oil would become monotonous like one note over and over again on the piano. Instead, slightly different reds create an attractive disharmony, like a chord containing a sharp or flat note... a bit complicated and more orchestral or jazzy.

It did make a noise hanging in the studio!
 

Iridescent Lake - sold private collection

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