Stripes Series in oils
by Rose Long
Rose's ‘Stripes' series of paintings derives from a need to expose oil paints for the viscous, sensual, seamless, oozy, malleable and yet forgiving medium that it is.
In this series she examines colour or tonal combinations together with the texture, form, edge, shadow and layering of paint on canvas to emphasise the convening of the boundaries of paint, air and canvas.
While much of the work is purely a study of colour and texture, some of the work derives from a core concept. ‘Stripes Chakra', for example, is based on the chakra colours in relation to the human body and is painted symmetrically as a symbol of two beings that are different in detail and DNA but who are perfectly harmonious in their relationship.
As an architect Rose is used to working with different drawing tools to create structure in space. Similarly with these paintings, the use of tools is paramount - tape; straight edge; set square; palette knife; brushes, scribes and plumbs are all used to apply paint with differing results.
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