Three Inch Brushstroke In Quinacridone Crimson.
This new painting is "three inch brushstroke in quinacridone crimson." I am very happy with it. Reds are tricky things to approach due to their tendency to turn pink when highlighting. Quinacridone crimson is one of my favorite colors to use. Yet I didn't know what to expect when I used it as subject matter. It turned out very well. I am very pleased with the warmth and tension of this painting. I also started using some new color tricks. I employed simultaneous contrast to really make the strokes pop up off the back ground. Using sap green as my initial dark tone, I was concerned that the red/green christmas effect would come through. It did not. My green reads black enough. and because your eye (nor mine) cannot see both red and green at the same time, the edges of the subject actually resonate visually a littlebit. I hope you enjoy it.
In other news, I just finished my submission for an exhibit at the Cocoran. Cross your fingers and hope I get in.