Rojo, amarillo, naranja, emocionado … by Adam Donaldson Powell on Jul 17, 2018July 17, 2018 Letting go (of love), 40×40 cm., oil on canvas is about the process of trying to move on — without a loved one. The memories of that person become blurred, the pain is, romanticised, the sense of betrayal and anger gradually become replaced by arrogant self-pity and then denial that love ever was (in fact) mutual. Solace and personal redemption are found written as graffiti on the wall — in the words of Jean-Paul Sartre: “We are condemned to be free” (here in Spanish: “Estamos condenados a ser libres”). “Toxique / Toxic”, 40×40 cm., oil on canvas, is an abstract painting which uses colourfield and geometric styles to induce feelings of the “disgusting” which is beautiful. Here “the disgusting” is created by color combinations and the dizziness of the geometric images seemingly twirling about in atmospheric bile. The painting gives a sense of elegance in its overall balance and technical precision, while at the same time requiring quiet acceptance of discomfort. “Niqab — of love and fetish in an age of terror”, 15×15 cm, oil on canvas. Summertime, oil on canvas, 65 x 90 cm. “Lone moose at sunset”, 65 x 90 cm., oil on canvas. Colour therapy, 50×50 cm., oil on canvas, 2017. Spring becoming Summer, 50×50 cm., 2017. Horizon, oil on canvas, 40×40 cm. Portal to Eternity, No. 1 (Oil on canvas). Red on red – the luck of the dragonfly is fleeting (Oil on canvas). High on the red pills (Oil on canvas). “The many faces of depression”, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. “Tears flowing while walking through the city”, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. Autumn foliage (Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm.) Spleen. “Tribute to Mars: The Great Source and Center”, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm. Vortex (Oil on canvas). Sunset reflecting through Venetian blinds, onto wooden floor. Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Previous: Essays on literary criticism and on multilingual literature.Next: Bilingualism and code switching in literature, in life and on WordPress.