Purple Hour

2018, acrylic, newspaper, and embroidery on canvas, 12” x 16”  

In the piece, I combined acrylic painting with embroidery and newspaper collage. I wanted a very stark contrast to be created by the shadow on the girl’s face and the shadows on the jacket so I overemphasized the darkness of the color. I chose a purple hue for the shadow on her face, because I wanted it to relate to the shadows on the jacket. Using embroidery on the hat as well as on the jacket, I wanted to create texture as well as have the stitches act as shadows. The newspaper also acted as another element of texture to the piece. I chose newspaper over magazine to collage, because I felt multi-colored magazine would introduce colors not tied into the color scheme of the piece and distract too much in the background.