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gxhpainter2
10-22-2012, 07:21 AM
I love black!... for me it is one of the more interesting colors... against other colors it adds to them yet alone it conveys a kind of strength.. this image was an exploration of that theme...hope you enjoy it.

D Akey
10-22-2012, 09:57 AM
Gives the appearance of the dark shapes being painted on a glass that is in front of the background. I think it's the shadow bit around the shapes. Thus it's feeling a little like a 3D shadow box presentation.

gxhpainter2
10-24-2012, 03:12 AM
Gives the appearance of the dark shapes being painted on a glass that is in front of the background. I think it's the shadow bit around the shapes. Thus it's feeling a little like a 3D shadow box presentation. thanks I wanted the shapes to appear to be floating a little..and the blues and greens ( rollered in as a mini gradient ) give a type of gradient and color ground for the shapes to exist in.

pat1940
10-24-2012, 06:14 AM
Gary, I too love to use black to really bring out other colors, against the black, colors look brighter and that really catches the eye to any subject, or other colors like yours did

gxhpainter2
10-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Gary, I too love to use black to really bring out other colors, against the black, colors look brighter and that really catches the eye to any subject, or other colors like yours did thanks Pat glad you checked it out... Black is the Queen of all colors... some famous artist said that and we agree!.

Caesar
10-25-2012, 02:49 AM
You got the effect You looked for and the painting is quite effective!
Black is a color I love too and we tend to use too little because You it requires careful use of it and its mixes, but probably also because impressionists prematurely banned it from the palette (probably a reasonable decision for an en plein air and good enlighted painting, but not in general).

gxhpainter2
10-25-2012, 03:43 AM
You got the effect You looked for and the painting is quite effective!
Black is a color I love too and we tend to use too little because You it requires careful use of it and its mixes, but probably also because impressionists prematurely banned it from the palette (probably a reasonable decision for an en plein air and good enlighted painting, but not in general). Caesar.. thanks mate glad you liked this one... I was not aware that Impressionist painters had banned or disdained the use of black although you never see it.. as they were rebelling against the brown black and "mud" of prior works I can also see why..

kenmo
10-26-2012, 03:29 AM
A very delightful image and very different abstract then what I usually expect from you...

Excellent work my friend....

jibes
10-26-2012, 09:41 AM
Gary, black is a perfect choice, especially if the local color of the subject is black . of course with an abstract one assumes it is local color. :D I like the contrast of the formidable black "objects" against the soft feel of the back ground with the blue green mix.

Marilyn Anne
10-26-2012, 09:47 AM
Black is strong and speaks volumes.

gxhpainter2
10-29-2012, 04:33 AM
A very delightful image and very different abstract then what I usually expect from you...

Excellent work my friend.... thanks Ken....it is a bit different... I am thinking about how to follow this line of creativity a little further..:cool::)


Gary, black is a perfect choice, especially if the local color of the subject is black . of course with an abstract one assumes it is local color. :D I like the contrast of the formidable black "objects" against the soft feel of the back ground with the blue green mix. Thanks Neal... I had every intention of leaving this with a white background but then made the colored background on a separate layer and liked it alot so left it in...:):)


Black is strong and speaks volumes. Thanks Marilyn... always nice to have you stop by.. I always look forward to seeing your comments.:)