Saturday, March 1, 2014

Seeing Red

Continuing on my series of The Average Woman…

Latest works include "Seeing Red"


A diptych - two 16 x 20 canvases…good motivation to go larger next project…

Featuring canvas one…the colors are so different from the above photo…not sure why, but this is closer to the tones in the actual piece.  Multitudes! of layers!  These pieces started out as compositions of ginkgo leaves….they're still detectable if you look closely.

A closer look at canvas two…wondering if your eye goes directly where mine does?

A closer crop of canvas one to share texture details, lots of sgraffito and some collaging from a chinese newspaper confiscated long ago from a business trip…if only I knew what it said!

The inspiration for this piece in my Average Woman series was the color RED and the connotation of RED in the Chinese language:  JOY & Good Fortune.  Notice the relationships in shape and pattern versus the lines of dark colors and the blocks ranging from cool to warm colors interlaced with text…what does this piece say to you?

And it just SO happens I was thinking of Ms. Jenny today…give her a visit!

Jenny Matlock


  1. what a wonderful piece! The overall effect is strength, the power to be strong, and the space needed to breathe. I jUst Love it!!

  2. I think the painting{s}
    and this series
    speak of the changing roles of woman...
    they will NOT be compartmentalized
    or categorized
    or kept in a cage.
    Great works of art Theresa!

    {and my eye went for the nipple}

  3. Love this 'seeing red' series' - Very creative and well done ~ xxx for Alphabe ^_^

    artmusedog and carol

  4. love it! I enjoy red tremendously. I have a red sofa and love seat - very bold. It represents strength and confidence to me. And my eye saw the circle on the thigh first. Hmm. wonder what that means?