Color Histories

2018 - 2022 | Various Paints and Graphite on Various Papers

The Color Histories represent single moments of color from a specific painting at a specific time.

22IV17 | Oil and Graphite on Arches Oil Paper
Randy Gibson : 22IV17
22IV02 | Oil and Graphite on Arches Oil Paper
Randy Gibson : 22IV02

In the process of making work, I often find I have made too much of one color. Because I work in layers upon layers of color energies, these colors act as bedrocks for the finished composition. A single note.

Rather than throwing these colors away, I decided to embrace them. Each Color History represents an interstitial color applied to a certain piece on a certain day, painted loosely, and with the same brush, within a 21:22 rectangle of graphite, or, occasionally, colored pencil. Each Color History is laid down as it is made, in one go - a memory of a moment of color.

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 Available Color Histories may be purchased in The Shop

Randy Gibson : 18II27
Randy Gibson : 18III10
Randy Gibson : 18III02
Randy Gibson : 18III01
Randy Gibson : 18III11
Randy Gibson : 18III12