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New Release. The Tropics

Oil on Linen. 65 inches x 82 inches

Oil on Linen. 65 inches x 82 inches


Based on a recent trip to Hawaii, this painting, “The Tropics” hopes to bring some colour and light into the grand design. This is the first in a series of paintings of the tropics. Here are some artist I mentally checked in with while painting: Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, John Singer Sargent’s watercolours of Florida, Mark Rothko as a reminder for future work, Josef Albers ideas around “Interaction of Color” and my attempt in trying to disprove Aldous Huxley theory of “On the absence of Painters in the Tropics”

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  1. admin says

    Wow ! I like the radical change in style Liza. It would have been very interesting to see the work in progress. How many layers make up the final painting ?

  2. Liza says

    Thank you. Have a look at the short video The Tropics, work in progress, I posted on Tuition Post. Hopefully it will give you some ideas around how to approach a painting. It was really important to use the luminous white ground of the canvas to enable the pure pigments to vibrate. Strangely enough, some of my favorite colors, I use frequently, yellow ochre, raw umber, cerulean blue was simply too matt and subdued for this painting. The use of pure and transparent colors was key.

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