(British, b. 1962)
Watercolor with graphite
Support: White wove paper (BFK Rives)
Sheet: 50.3 x 65.8 cm (19 13/16 x 25 7/8 in.); Image: 24 x 28.3 cm (9 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 2001.96
Callum Innes lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland, and focuses mostly on large-scale abstract paintings. His recent works are structured by exploiting the physical properties of oil paint and turpentine washes to create geometrically divided fields that also have a rich surface. His watercolors, such as the two on display here, work on a much smaller scale and show a sensitivity toward layered veils of color that is appropriate for this translucent media. While not companion pieces, these two works are part of a series he did exploring the divided rectangular format. The artist achieved his subtle use of color by using sponges to layer on the washes of watercolor.
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