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Darkness and Light

January 26, 2021

I’ve mentioned three touchstones for my work that I regularly look for when I’m bringing a painting to the finish line: Warm against cool, light against dark, thick against thin. For decades these have been essential aspects of my painting practice.

This recent painting is a great example of these considerations. Specifically, warm dark red against cool light gray green, warm orange against cool blue green, and warm light yellow against cool dark purple gray. To get an idea of the thick-thin considerations you’ll have to see the painting in person. A photograph can’t capture it adequately.



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