Title : Orange
Artist : Marie-Pascale LE GOFF
Creation date : 2022
Dimensions : 29 x 29 x 3.5 cm
Medium and materials : Oil on canvas painted with a knife

Context and Inspiration

“Orange” is a work created in 2022. This painting captures a serene landscape at sunset, where the orange light of the sun creates vibrant reflections on the calm water. I use a restrained palette of colors to evoke an atmosphere of tranquility and contemplation.

Visual Description

The painting features a vibrant sunset with a large orange sphere representing the sun. The trees and surrounding vegetation are painted with splashes of black and orange, adding depth and texture to the scene. Birds fly above the water, adding an element of life and movement. The reflections of the sun and trees in the water create a calming and harmonious visual effect.

Painting Techniques and Materials

I use the knife painting technique to apply oil to the canvas, creating rich and expressive textures. Visible stab marks add depth and dynamism, accentuating details in trees, reflections and vegetation.

Thematic Analysis

“Orange” explores themes of tranquility, reflection and natural beauty. The sunset and its reflections in the water symbolize a moment of calm and peace, inviting the viewer to lose themselves in the scene and appreciate the simplicity and beauty of nature.