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Roisín McGuigan interviews Charles Tyrrell for The Painting Imperative. McGuigan asked Tyrrell if color mattered....
While I’m not a high flying colourist, colour does matter greatly. I do tend towards low key colour endings but throughout the building process, intense pure colour can play an important role in driving the painting forward. I often play with colour as a way of marking time, a way of creating a dynamic internal dialogue, a way of teasing and testing ideas, teasing and testing myself, creating a lively and dynamic arena. An arena which will settle into a certain sense, a certain direction… usually slow down and tone down and finally lock into its absolute self.
C2.11, Oil on Canvas, 210 x 150cm
C7.10 Oil on Canvas 210 x 150cm