Last night as I reviewed thousands of digital photographs it felt very much like going through a photo album with my Aunt Pauline back in April when I last visited her. The big difference was instead of weddings, funerals and 90th birthday party photos there were dyke march photos from 2005, Amsterdam photos from 2002 and random art shots taken all over the bay area. I was plunged into the past. Some photos brought up good memories, some not so much. Once I get the pictures framed and photographed I will include them here. Only my favorites, promise.
Today I am going back to the not too distant past (2003). I was infatuated with Golden's new Quinacridone colors and abstraction. The first piece was entered into the Mayor's art show in 2003. I did not get in but when the Salon de Refuse' show was reviewed by the Eugene Weekly, Molly Templeton did make mention of it.
What I like about the piece is the texture made by the the patterned tissue paper, that whatever story line there is leaves a lot of room for interpretation and the way the print comes through in various areas. I can dig deeper each time I look at this piece and extract a different story.
The next piece is also done during the same period (2003) and by the looks of it I am again smitten with Quinacridone Gold. Judging by the look and content my guess is it is a practice piece that allowed me to experiment with the color pallet in the piece above.
It is framed and is approximately 21" across and 25" long. Thanks for reading. Yona C. Riel
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