As with all the tile paintings in the Isolation series, this work Summertime Blues saw life during the confinement of lockdown. I chose the predominant colour blue to suit the mood of the time and named the work after a song title as listening to music while working became essential. Similarly, the choice of still life rather than a figure as the subject represented better the feeling of separation from family and friends.
Using simplified forms and big areas of deep colour I hope to create the feeling of time caught in aspic, waiting for release. Gulls seen through the window space become harbingers of hope when summer approaches, as do the bright fruit and flowers, uplifting and joyous.
Ceramic tile painting. Framed.
Size of image: 29 x 29cm (11.42 x 11.42 inches).
Size of frame: 48 x 48cm (18.90 x 18.90 inches).
Each tile is handmade with earthenware clay, painted with underglazes, fired to 1000°C, polished with beeswax, permanently glued to a wood backing and framed in white wood.
© Linda Samson 2020.
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