About this Artwork
This is part of a series of gouaches on paper and vellum created while working in Umbria, Italy during the summer of 2012.
These pieces were inspired by Gourlay's response to the surrounding color and the geometry of the architecture.
The central element is both an open space and a contained space like a courtyard. The line around this varies in thickness and shape creating different dynamics between the forms.
About the Artist
Elizabeth Gourlay is an American abstract artist whose work emerges from a progressive process of layering colour, lines and forms, informed both by inner emotional states and her observation of nature and architecture. She lives and works in Chester (CT).