The Painting of “Trade Winds”
This piece is painting with acrylic paint on a 12x36” gallery wrapped canvas. I used the following GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colors:
Benz Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Cerulean Blue Deep
Minty G (my custom blend)
In this painting I was trying to play colors of the same or similar values off of each other rather than creating lots of value contrast. The large shapes of red-orange and blue-green are about the same value, but they are distinguished by the color differences (color contrasts), rather than value contrasts. I used smaller areas of higher contrast and smaller shapes to help create centers of interest.
I painted a mate to this painting and was going to film painting it as well, but forgot to turn on the camera - duh! It’s hard to film when the camera isn’t on! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
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