This painting uses a subtle green iridescent color that I find mysterious. I don’t really have words for the way it resonates within the rich blue background of this painting. But I do find it compelling and hope to revisit the color combination in another painting in the future.
Nightshade was begun in 2015. It is one of those paintings that I needed to look at for a while in order to understand what it might need next. Which I don’t mind doing! But, the five years this painting needed was unusual.