Shrine with Paper Flowers and Streamer

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This painting shows a brown jug filled with paper flowers set against a plain orange background. Below, a band of roughly brushed red, orange and blue cuts right across the picture from edge to edge. The picture is characteristic of the artist’s work which is distinguished by strong simple colour applied in broad areas, set off by incidents of bright colour. The picture is painted in very thin paint on white primed canvas. The paint is applied almost like watercolour so that it is transparent and the white priming shows through. The effect is that of pure, saturated colour. There is a hint of abstraction in the band that runs across the picture. It might be identified with the 'streamer' of the title, but really it is just part of the musical colour effect the artist has sought.

Heriot-Watt University



Shrine with Paper Flowers and Streamer




acrylic on canvas


H 75 x W 100.6 cm

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