About This Piece
This is a large-scale abstract oil painting on stretched canvas and is 4 feet height by 7 feet wide. It is filled with marks and built up in layers. It is inspired by the northern California coast on a clear day.
Artist Statement: Kathryn Arnold
The paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain my search for visual "magic". The sense of touch and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create and encompassing, enveloping field and bewildering space. The grid at times becomes a reference point and the intrinsic relating of parts form poetry; an interplay between subjective and objective realities.
*"2.Any mysterious, seemingly inexplicable power or influence; as, the "magic" of love." (webster)