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Picture of the Month

March 2019
by Caroline Streatfield

First Light
95 x 95cm


I particularly liked this painting, 'First Light' by Caroline Streatfield. As a figurative painter I am naturally drawn to paintings that I would not do myself. This painting may be a seascape but implies other subjects in a figurative sense, but the image is rather like the paintings of Mark Rothko in that the colours invoke ideas and a sense of space that arise from the subconcious of the viewer. I am intrigued to know the genesis of this painting as it is unlike the other paintings in Caroline's gallery, which, though abstracted, have a degree of recognizable elements which create a focus for the viewer. 'First Light' however is more difficult to pin down. We can see similar paintings which contain small marks or elements which imply a subject and visual depth which are absent in 'First Light' and therein lies its success for me.


Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Richard Cave


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