Cloud 10


A large pink and blue abstract painting with subtle hints of purple, white and cream.

Maybe it’s a sign that winter has ended that I suddenly come up with something light, uplifting and fresh? Who cares why when it looks this good!

Blue and pink art Cloud 10

Reaching the important bit

The entire success of this abstract painting lies with the delicate hints of pink. If you cover that central part with your hand, and then look at the rest of the canvas, you’ll see what I mean.

In fact, the whole concept for the painting was based solely around that small area of pink in the centre. I could write all day on the subject of focal points and colour interaction but I’ll save you from that for now; instead let me simply say that the placement, and quantity, of pink make the painting what it is.

Everything else plays a supporting role.

The role of black and white

If you think about these two colours for a moment you begin to realize that they are the tones that give the painting its grounding. They very much form the foundations for the playfulness of the others.

The largest concentrations of black form into three areas – with the centre and small corner features being the ones that carry the movement and, to a certain degree, the tension. Suggesting two points that are reaching out but never able to touch each other.

The white and cream provide space and light amongst the drama of the other colours. Everything needs room to breathe and there are a million way to do that.

In this particular painting I chose the calmer, more thoughtful route. I’m glad I did too as it’s resulted in a delightfully uplifting painting that’s inspired me to do more like this.

Watch this space.


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