The Painting of "Trade Winds 3 and 4"
These two pieces are painted with acrylic paint on (2) 12x36” gallery wrapped canvases. 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 these two pieces together so that they can be sold as a diptych, displayed either vertically or horizontally. They can also stand alone as separate paintings.
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