Watermelon Sugar

 60 x 48 Inches

60 x 48 Inches

I committed to impossibly hot colors in the background invoked by oranges and watermelon innards. A ground should be a complete abstract picture on its own. I work toward simple visual and metaphorical satisfaction (maybe not so simple). I want to walk away from a painting after a work session feeling it is complete for some ones eye, if not my own. Well the next day I found it may be impossible to have another color inhabit this surface. Motivated not to waste these untamed if not indulgent hues, I reduced the round forms of a woman to a flat template and mixed the coldest imaginable Turquoise to stand up to the background heat .After removing my sunglasses I discovered, it somehow it worked. (Thank You Richard Brautigan , Poet)