© All material on this website, Barbara Strathdee, 2019.

Riffs & Transitions

Just as a composer might create variations on a musical theme, I take a rectangle divided approximately according to the golden ratio and play with the possible nuances of colour and proportion. My starting point is a memory of seeing a watercolour by Mauro Reggiani - an intuitive division of the rectangle, poetic, not mathematical.
  
Reggiani Riff 3 2009
758x370mm
Transitions 4 2009
400x300mm
 
Transitions 1 2009
760x305mm
Reggiani Riff 1 2009
758x370mm
Transitions 3 2009
400x300mm
Reggiani Riff 4 2009
605x300mm
** All acrylic and graphite on canvas **