Kingfisher I, oils on gesso, 100 x 100 cm, October 2011
Jennifer Letchet Paintings
My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
I wanted to get back into painting, and I've been struggling with how to take it further. I wanted to carry on with using gesso grounds, but wanted to do something fun and different. This is a painting of a kingfisher. The idea of nature being removed from its habitat, as we as beings are becoming more removed in our urban lives.