Landscapes from Finland, "Shades of Green"

Kathrina Rudolph works 23.04.2017 - 22:19
Kathrina Rudolph works 23.04.2017 - 22:50
Kathrina Rudolph works 23.04.2017 - 22:43
Kathrina Rudolph works 23.04.2017 - 22:45
Kathrina Rudolph works 23.04.2017 - 22:46
Kathrina Rudolph works 23.04.2017 - 22:47
These works developped during a three- week- long stay as an artist in residence in 2015 in the former studio of the painter Eero Nelimarkka in Alajärvi, Finland.The villa is surrounded by a romantic garden, by meadows, woods, fields, a small road and in the distance even a lake. I was faszinated by the different moods of light which were provided by the different times of the day and the variation of shades of green, brown, yellow, red and blue which appeared thereby. In the closet of the studio upstairs I found a roll of wallpaper. I decided that it could be an ideal starting point for painting these greens, giving me the chance of abstraction from a naturalistic transformation of what I saw. I turned the wallpaper in the horizontal direction. I decided upon one point in the landscape as the starting point and also where to put the first colour on the first zone of the pattern. From there I went on, each little field a newly mixed shade of colour. On each of the pieces of wallpaper I painted different situations of daytime but from the same point of view. Later I started to write down the different light situations while being outside, for example near the lake or looking at the sunset or beginning darkness. In the studio I painted them as if it was a picture dictation. After doing this for a while it seemed as if the world outside with its greens turned onto me like a mirror in which I saw the colours of my inner self. I began to paint these colours and let them mingle with the colours from outside. At the end each paper was turned back into the vertical again. Landscape like this became a tree being an image of landscape.