In this interesting, semi-abstract painting, the artist used smooth lines and blended colour to create several ‘faces’ and figures. An illusion of distance has been created by layering transparent or tinted paint and by placing unbroken, white light in the background. The purple face has been placed just off centre to balance the painting and attract the viewer’s eye.
Yellow is the complementary colour of purple, and yellow has been used to highlight the subject’s more intense purple profile. There are multiple suggestions as to what each colour represents.
The main subject appears to be contemplating something important, or perhaps she is listening to voices in the back of her mind?
How many faces can you see? What are these people thinking?
Acrylic on Masonite, late career. (Cleaned and framed.)