2.5 × 8 inch. 5 individual paintings in Artisan Oils on gesso-primed oil paper. Individually and surround-mounted, framed in panorama box frame.
In my series of palette paintings I explore the way that the world around us provides a kind of colour palette. Rather than blocks of paint, each palette is made up of blocks of one colour, taken from all aspects of life: landscapes, fruit, flowers, drinks, animals – the possibilities seem endless. As I paint each of these palettes I learn more about the colours involved and their associations. This amber palette drew on images associated with age and the ending of days and seasons: the fox which hunts in the evening, the sunset, the aged whisky and the autumnal squash and leaf. I loved working with the richness and vibrancy of these firey tones.