"A Face, A Memory, A Rainbow Tree"

Phyllis Mahon

Phyllis Mahon

Pastel and Pencil

56cm x 76cm

2019

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A woman's face floating in a dark sky above a dramatic burning landscape. To the right, a tree's branches gently touch her face with the rainbow colours of the spectrum.To the left, vivid red lips are about to kiss her's ... is it a memory of a past love or her second self? The merest suggestion of blue highlights this imaginary person's eyelashes.

Strong diagonal marks lead the eye from the bottom of the image, through the tree trunk up to the rainbow coloured branches which tenderly cup her face; it's as if she is listening to the tree, to the earth. On the horizon I have suggested two little trees to represent twin souls or soulmates.

Compressed charcoal gives the intense black, high quality chalk pastels and streaks of vivid Caran d'Ache pencil give the main colouring and the main face is delicately highlighted with paler pencil.

The image is presented on Somerset 22 x 30 inches textured paper which has been primed with gesso.

 

I am offering this artwork is available unframed because I believe my collectors prefer to match a frame to existing artworks and decor.

The pastel is sprayed with Winsor & Newton pastel fixative, packed very carefully. Sent with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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