31 MEDITATIONS ON THREE PLUMS

 

1 HALF-LIGHT




2 UMBRA


 

3 FROST


 

4 WET


 

5 SLEEP


 

6 BLUE


 

7 SKIN


 

8 CONTACT


 

9 DISTANCE


 

10 DIVERT


 

11 SANGUINIC


 

12 EXPOSED


 

13 ICEBOUND


 

14 SNOW


 

15 INDIGO


 

16 STILL


 

17 VIOLET


 

18 RICHARD/MARY


 

19 MOONLIGHT


 

20 BLUSH


 

21 SWAY


 

22 ARC


 

23 FULL COLD MOON


 

24 RIPE


 

25 VESPERTINE


 

26 ETHER


 

27 MAGNETIZED


 

28 PEARL


 

29 DISSOLVE


 

30 LAST QUARTER MOON


 

31 RAIN


 

+1 GLOW



 

About the Series

31 Meditations on Three Plums, a series of alla prima oil paintings, began as one small 6 x 6 inch painting of three plums placed on a square hand-painted plate. A chord was struck. The paintings then became more about the paint itself than the subject matter, and then about skin, sunlight, almost no light, stillness, then about where two points touch, about edges, coldness, wetness, shyness, brilliance, isolation, warmth, tenderness, boldness, depth, constellations, galaxies, rapture, a barometer of my mood that day, the blood red dripping magenta phase of the moon in early December, the weather. Each plum started out with the Japanese enso, the calligraphic circle. Each painting was completed in a single sitting. My mirror: three plums, the blue violet bloom, the dip in the center, the geometry of the plate, the stripes, the shifting light.

About the Paintings

1-31 +1 / Oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches. Archival quality oil colors and ground. All are signed originals. Email me for series pricing at bkacicek.comcast.net

Quote

'Beauty will save the world.'  - Fyodor Dostoevsky