2.5 × 8 inch, Limited Edition (150) giclee print on Somerset Velvet paper. Hand-signed and numbered.
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. Painting this soft blue palette revealed to me how rare this true blue colour is in nature – even the mountain blue bird and common blue butterfly painted here get their colour from reflected light rather than pigmentation. I also found in interesting that to create this soft blue I often used a combination of lavender hues and teal, which the eye blends to create the forget-me-not shade. To me, this palette speaks of memory and distance, which of course reflects the fact that colours seem more blue the further away they are from the viewer. The original paintings were done in Artisan Oils on gesso oil paper.
This print is supplied unmounted and unframed, but securely backed and wrapped. A luxury version is also available, where the palette is mounted and each colour block cut out and raised from the backing board, to copy as closely as possible the presentation of the original palette painting.