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Monday, March 12, 2007

"Not So Simple"

TITLE: Not So Simple
MATERIALS: Acrylic and modelling paste on canvas
SIZE: 46cm x 60cm x 3.5cm
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Every 2 weeks NZ Art Guild members are given a theme challenge. They have to complete an original artwork based on a specified topic - this one was "Simple"

When I heard this topic I couldnt get the saying out of my head "I Love you - it's as simple and as complicated as that" For anyone thats ever been in love they will be able to identify with this... the path of true love never runs smooth...

This is symbolised by the texture and the "pathways" running through it, the different colours represent all the emotions you experience. The many layers are the different depths of people, of their emotions and even different levels of communication. The crisp lines are the illusion - you think love is enough, that things should be clear cut because you love someone. Well its far more complicated than that.

Heavily textured with modelling paste. Many layers of paint have been used to build this up. Whole painting has a narrow black border (just been cropped unevenly in the photo sorry)


Sandra said...

I've come across your blog following a line of other blog links! The appearance of layers of transparent colour in this are gorgeous - hope to see more if you're still following this development.

Sophia Elise said...

Hi Sandra,

Great to hear from you!! Thanks so much for your positive comments - really appreciated. Yes I'm hoping to explore this style a bit more when I get the you can see form my blog I havent had much of a chance to paint lately! lol Thanks for adding me to your site too - I'll add your link to mine :)