Original artwork by Lymesmith. Shipping will be billed separately. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote prior to purchase. Work is available for viewing at the Gingerfinch Studio, 5 Geelong Street, Fyshwick, ACT. Email to book an appointment.
These paintings consist of many layers, built up slowly, a colour a day. Over time, and depending on the architectural projects Lymesmith is working on at the time, she sees many possible futures and outcomes for each painting.
Lymesmith uses commercial house paints, not artists’ paints. The paintings are made from the paint samples used in her architectural colour design work, and leftover colours from painting murals. Therefore, they are also a kind of personal archive of colours used, or tested for use, in buildings.
Lymesmith is interested in the cross-section of the paint as much as the final surface. The paintings are not frontal, they can be looked at from any position and they change when looked at from different angles. These works can also be displayed flat, on a table or shelf. They are as much painted objects as they are wall paintings.
Things to Know
Work name: Prussian I_14.LP
Size: H 32 cm x W 17 cm x D 3 cm
Method: Acrylic house paint on timber panel
Framed in: Unframed
About the Artist
“Colours tell stories. Colours trigger memories. Colours are full of information that we perceive and process at the subliminal, semi-conscious and conscious levels of our minds. Visual perception is possibly the most dominant sense for most people, even though there are a range of differences in the way individuals actually experience colour. This difference and ambiguity around colour perception is very interesting to me as a designer and I try to achieve a state of ‘dynamic harmony’ between the colours in my work.
When I look at the world I see everything as made up of particles of colour; particles that vibrate and communicate with each other; colour that spills, infiltrates, reflects, bleeds and permeates the life world. It’s an endless source of delight and inspiration.
I love richness in materials and in colours, I love layered, ambiguous and complex colours because I feel they enrich our experience of living, and produce positive effects on our minds. My paintings are colour experiments that are inspired by, and inform, my architectural colour work.”
Lymesmith is the creative studio of artist and colour designer Sonia van de Haar. The multidisciplinary colour practice is dedicated to connecting people and place, bringing intelligent and stimulating colour to all the spaces where people live, work and thrive.
Lymesmith’s work encompasses studio painting, mural painting, public art and architectural colour design. Lymesmith’s painting practice is process-driven and meditative. Painting in the studio provides a way to process and think about colour in her architectural projects, to test and reflect on ideas in an unrestricted way.