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    Strong forms

    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat1940 View Post
    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!.

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    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    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..

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    A very delightful image and very different abstract then what I usually expect from you...

    Excellent work my friend....

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    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. I like the contrast of the formidable black "objects" against the soft feel of the back ground with the blue green mix.
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    It is a way to make the color sing.

    Black is strong and speaks volumes.

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