Composition No. 2 (Los Naranjos)
Last week I introduced a new painting and a very new style: Composition No.1 (squid with patatas a lo pobre), and hot on its heels I am very pleased to present my second Composition, likewise painted with gauche whose introduction into my artistic repertoire was inspired by the colourful enriching abstract works of Saloua Raouda Choucair currently on show at Tate Modern.
My second composition is inspired by those exquisite moments of summer time pleasure, when sat in the dappled Mediterranean light and shade of a ripe green orange-tree (Los Naranjos), you look up through the branches in whose semi transparent leaves the sun has scattered a panoply of greens, to see through those verdant lustres the unbroken clear blue sky beyond.
I adore mediterranean trees, basking under their natural canopy both protected from, and yet semi-dappled with the glorious midday sun. I love the unmistakable perfume of orange blossom, and the dry earthy aroma of sun warming the wrinkled bark of these well-weathered trees. And for me, the effect of light bleeding through a shelter of semi-translucent leaves lent itself so well to this abstract style, which has at its heart the idea of multi-layered shapes. The result is a painting which I hope you agree has the essence of a summer’s day, but in a decidedly abstracted mood.
Composition No.3 will surely follow suit. Until then amigos.
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- Composition No. 1 (squid with patatas a lo pobre) (daily-norm.com)
- Saloua Raouda Choucair – Geometric East meets Abstract Expressionist West (daily-norm.com)