The Colour Purple

Medium: Oils on Canvas

Original Size: 76cm x 50cm

Lavender and its spectra of purples is such a feature of the Provencal landscape.

In my painting I wanted to explore rhythms created by line and colours that vibrate against each other.

I wanted to create tension between thrusting vertical purple lavender lines and the overpowering heavy curved mass of flowers in foreground lavender beds threatening to fall on top of them.

The mountain sets the scale and supports the writhing scene below.