While not much of a churchgoer, I do attend a service at my neighborhood church on Christmas Eve to sing the old songs by candlelight. Joy to the World, is a regular on the roster. The refrain, “and heaven and nature sing,” always gets me wondering . . . What is the relationship between heaven and nature in the song? Can you explain it using color?
One Hundred Flowers is a series of paintings based on botanical subjects where I aim to balance abandon with order by putting loose, gesture drawings of organic, botanical forms through a series of refining steps.
Within each individual piece, I tend to go for analogous or tonal colors. My goal is to arrive at a finished piece where the original subject is distilled to an essence, clarified, and transformed.
But the series as a whole contains a mix of analogous and complementary hues. The thirty-six pieces below are available at Palette starting today through the end of the month. Call or email gallery director Kurt Nelson for more information.