An “Étude” is a study piece for piano. In a similar way, this painting is a playful exercise . . . an exploration of line, shape, colour and rhythm.
“My favourite parts of this painting would have to be the translucent red colour areas. Each of the red and yellow petal or leaf shapes was made with a single stroke of a large round brush, placed intuitively into the design.
I love the perfect clear hue of Gamblin’s Perylene red oil paint.”