About this painting
Galactic Resonance is a very large abstract painting created with a series of black and white paints; accented with gold, silver and copper. It’s big, did I mention that already? Well at 3 meters long you’ll need a decent wall space to hang it in.
The canvas was laid flat on the floor so that I could apply a base coat of semi-gloss white. After that sat and cured for a few days I set about doing everything else. The main body of the painting is a pair of opposing black splashes. They actually look like a single entity but they are definitely two, cleverly joined in the middle.
Next up were the two silver ones that shoot off to the other corners. The rest of the painting is a sequence of gold and copper loops and twists.
The power of black and white
As an artist I am always fascinated by the elemental power of these two colors. One dark, one light and millions of variations in between. I am always very happy when i use black and white as the basis for my paintings. Over the years I have painted many – both in this large size and in many smaller ones too.
You really can’t get much more of a contrast than this. These extremes of colour are as polarizing and opposite as it gets. And so does the way you can create an emotive response – as limitless as the way n which I can move and blend paint.
Creating texture and intrigue
This painting works from all viewing distances. You get the initial wave of movement as it greets you from afar. The giant splashes make sure you notice the painting from all points. But what really interests me is the beauty of the detailing as you move in closer.
There are some truly wonderful textures to run your fingers over as well as some very delicate movements within areas of paint you at first think of as static. The sheer size of the painting lends itself to a grand hallway or entrance space as well as dining rooms and double height spaces (if you’re lucky enough to have one).