Wildflowers / 野花 / Wildblumen
Gouache on Paper
7" x 10.25"
Completed in 2014
© Matthew Felix Sun
Last weekend, Issue 8 (May 2014) of Pomona Valley Review was published online and two of my paintings were included in this new edition, following the publication of my two paintings and an installation in their last year's edition, Issue 7.
The paintings included in the magazine were an oil painting, Surveying (2013), and a gouache painting, Wildflowers (2014).
These two paintings, different in sizes, media, and particularly colors - one was monochromatic and the other burst with colors - shared my current fascination with intricate and repeating patterns, evident in the whirling wasted fields in Surveying and undulating flowers and green leaves in Wildflowers.
After having created two well-received gouache paintings, Yellow Rose and Sunflower, I continued my exploration with this versatile media.
It seemed natural that I would want to try out as many hues as possible as a beginner, and here is a newly finished gouache painting, Wildflowers, based on a colorful photo, taken in my home city, Shenyang.