|A colour study of yellow roses. 14"x11". Oil on linen. 2013|
where it is exploited to justify a difference in price ranges.
This distinction, albeit very real for me, is by no means straightforward and simplistic. That's why I decided to write down an illustrated story of this particular recent study in yellows, as a (part of) extended answer to Richard's question.
|A colour study of yellow roses. Detail.|
in one quick session, with complete focus on the visual stimulus, which happened to be this bunch of yellow roses I had been given the day before. At this level, within the conscious part of the process, there was no intervention of anything else, just the interplay between colors in nature and on the canvas, between the variety of brushwork and the rhythms of rose petals.
|A color study of yellow roses. Detail|
|Orange lilies. 14"x11". 2010.|
|A colour study of orange lilies. 2010-2011|
So this, in short, is a story of one study. This particular canvas can hardly take any more rework: too heavy texture, too many layers and erasures, both literally and metaphorically.