Monday, August 22, 2005

I have been thinking about the color RED and feel inspired to investigate the richness and depth of RED in a painting. The color RED has been associated with anger, fear, fiestiness, fire, blood, etc.
However, what thoughts and feelings would it conjur up as the focal point in a painting of an everyday object with no emotional overtones? Will it simply be considered decorative? Will it hold meaning purely based on our associations with this color? Does the object matter?
Technically I'm interested in exploring tone, depth, and contrast through glazing and mixing.
This will be a small side project to keep me thinking and exploring the use of color in my paintings.

1 comment:

little wild words said...

...thank you.

I love your house. We were given a strange little red painting as a wedding gift, and the more we look at it, the more we like it. For two non-artists, this surprised us more than I can tell you.

I think your paintings are lovely.