Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Basic Black

I painted this last night in a workshop with Sandy Dennison. The central idea was to use black - the forbidden color. Conventional wisdom is to never use black paint - its considered too harsh, too stark. Sandy's point is that it often enlivens a painting and makes the lighter values really pop. This is 11x14", for sale.
I think I will take the advice to heart. I like the effect you can get and I'm ready to break some rules!

3 comments:

Peg529 said...

This is beautiful, Kath. The water really appears to be moving : )

BGE said...

Very nice! Love the painting but you were probably a rule breaker from way back.:^D

Karen Koch said...

Kathleen, this looks great! - Karen