Heather Boxall Paintings

Blue – 2016

“The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and finally for the supernatural…Blue is the typical heavenly colour.”

Kandinsky On the Spiritual in Art (1912)

This series of works references blue pigments as represented in the religious paintings of the Renaissance. The Virgin Mary was often painted with the most expensive pigment, lapis lazuli.  Using glazing techniques, the paintings are layered using oil prepared lapis lazuli pigment and other closely related colours and imitation gold leaf.

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Marian Blue i

Marian Blue iii