Lime green and pink
The pink I have chosen is called Telemagenta and I have used this many times before because of it being so bloody gorgeous. It’s pink enough to be unmistakably pink but it also carries undertones of red and a hint of purple.
Added to that is the lime green paint which is an amalgam of three shades of green. It’s so bright it borders on the fluorescent, but I reigned it in at the last moment to produce a deep, rich lime green colour that carries elements of fertile forest vegetation with the sights and sounds of a rave!
On their own they’re great but with a carefully chosen supporting cast of complimentary colour the painting really comes alive.
Sometimes that’s down to the ability of colour to show off the main features more prominently and on other occasions it’s to add drama to and already dramatic interpretation.
Here I have put in a delicate salmon pink to help soften the centre of the painting. It’s there as a rest point in all the commotion. Black is the grounding force that acts as a barrier between the pink and lime green. It’s a bit like a referee in a boxing match I guess!
Add in a metallic gold and silver and a calming hint of burgundy to keep things cool and collected then finish off with a dash of red to remind yourself that you’re looking at something full of life and energy. It’s a magnificent cocktail of colour that works beautifully. I painted one called Twisterium iusing the same principles of colour.
I can achieve this by layering paint. By controlling the thickness of each layer (and the intention of why I am using it) I can create raised areas on the canvas surface that serve two purposes. Firstly, you can feel them when you run your hand over them (which is very nice) and secondly, raised points catch and reflect light in different ways to lower points. This means you get light and shadow forming in parts of the painting you would least expect.
It’s a neat effect and one that adds another dimension to an already pretty spectacular painting.
There is another aspect to the textural side of things and that is the actual paint finishes. I often switch between gloss, semi-gloss and matt finishes to play with light refraction. The absorption properties change dramatically as you go from one to the other and this brings a welcome visual surprise from all kinds of viewing angles.
And you thought it was just two big splashes of paint right? Oh how I wish it were that easy…
So if lime green enamel paint floats your boat or a tidal wave of magenta makes you feel happy inside then get in touch today and this could be on your wall in 48hrs.