Finding True North

Artistic Journey
October 28, 2020

 "Artistic Journey" is a video series dedicated to taking viewers on a journey of Patricia Qualls' paintings.

There is something special about viewing a painting in person; being able to take it in from afar, slowly moving closer to exam the nuances that give the painting its energy and character.

Often times one can find smaller compositions within a painting that carry their own energy and beauty. The videos in the "Artistic Journey" series seek to give the viewer a closer look at the paintings and highlight some of the more interesting textures and compositions.


The painting chosen for this edition is Finding True North 72 x 108. The first thing one notices about this piece is the size. At 6 by 9 feet it is a statement piece: full of energy. The background is layers of muted white tones gradually building to the bold gestural movements created with a triadic color palette.  These blues, reds, and yellows blend and dance atop the white background, creating a balanced and intriguing composition that guides the eye on a journey. The title alludes to the many paths we travel through life to find our true north.



Music: "Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy - Pascal Roge