The saffron-hued spheres, inherent with the same warm glow that emanates from amber, pop from the painting. A verdant crush of leaves, rendered with delicate yet deliberately loaded brushstrokes, cushions them in artist Todd B. Richmond’s orange grove world.
Yet amid the wealth of color in the piece, one of several in a new exhibit at Topaz Arts in Woodside, which Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio have run for 15 years, there are pockets of blank white space. There is as much loss here as there is abundance.
The piece, on the right-hand wall upon entering the gallery, is one of several the artist recently created while in Southern California over a few months. The exhibit, “Mind Field: Oil and Oranges,” presents several pieces containing a bevy of textures, colors, contrasts and mesmerizing depth.