Monday, January 21, 2013

January - The Gray Painting

This is not a gray painting. It is numerous layers of colors, built up, scraped away, built up, and scraped away, to create subtle effects in texture and color. The abundance of gray is what makes other colors stand out, as in life, when ongoing neutrality is cut by highs and lows.

It was painted on plastic sheeting, and when flipped over, the several layers of different colors are visible from the early stages of the painting.

January, 32" x 44", oil on plastic sheeting, 2012-2013.

January, left detail:


January, right detail:


January, lower detail:


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