|Irene F Whittome First Words 1982 encaustic, plaster cloth on wood, collection of the National gallery of Canada|
I started this post because I wanted to write about the stunning painting I saw by Irene F Whittome five years ago in the National gallery of Canada. (above)
|sarah nishiura big quilt|
It's really large (nearly 100 inches or 248 cm square) and in two parts.
It has high contrast - red and white encaustic, and it uses the archetype of the cross.
Why do some paintings hit you in the heart?
When I see a painting or a quilt on the internet that has that kind of impact, I save it. I don't have a pinterest board, but like to visit the site every now and then and poke around. How else do we learn what we like?
I am showing a few here that remind me (as Irene's does) to work with simple shapes and to consider high contrast. Click on their names to see more of each artist's work.
Irene's painting First Words uses the archetype of the cross.
The cross is just implied in the painting. It is erased.
My sketch done from memory didn't erase the crosses! In fact, my sketch was covered with crosses.
I was surprised to see the painting on the web site (see it with a quick link to here.)
I thought I would also give an update on my left LEG.
I am now feeling much better, although I am still using a walker.
I had to have a second surgery on July 4 to drain what looked to be an infection.
As I heal from the inside out, I am being protected with strong anti-biotics.