This past week Michele and I visited the Jennifer Hornyak show at Galerie de Bellefeuille. (Please see my previous post for examples of her paintings.) We looked carefully to see how she uses periwinkle / lavender in her work, and saw many variations. We were blown away by her accomplished use of colour, the way she juxtaposes warm and cool hues, and her free, loose handling of oil on canvas.
|The Sierras Seen from the Nevada Side, Wolf Kahn|
|Early Spring Tangle, Wolf Kahn|
|Spring Haze, Wolf Kahn|
|Purple Hill, Purple Pond, Wolf Kahn|
|Lengthwise, Wolf Kahn|
This colour is not difficult to find in the works of Hornyak and Kahn. But though it is used freely by both, it retains its indefinable, ambiguous and ethereal quality.