An lively, bold coloured stripey original painting

Keeping with the theme of lines here is one that’s all about the colour.
And they are numerous for sure. 14 to be exact. Anyone got a pair of sunglasses?

Bad Horsie

Turn this painting into landscape orientation and I see a shoreline, rocks and a beach. Turn it through 90° and I see a waterfall.

That’s the really great thing about my abstracts, and especially the lines and stripes paintings – we are always going to see something different each time we look at it. Bad Horsie is no exception. Part of the reason for this is the way I have over-emphasized the differential in line thicknesses over a (relatively) small surface area of canvas.

In a change from some of the recent line works I have played with the uniformity of them in the same application; giving way to a series of shades that transcend their origins and transform into less defined areas as your eye travels across them. I like to play with ideas in a very subtle way sometimes.

The other big hitter in this painting is the use of colour. And I certainly haven’t held back here. I was never going to play safe and use a complimentary palette of tones; the idea was always to make a big noise with such a small painting.

And I think this is where it really shines through – in it’s ability to command a space much larger than it ought to. So it’s going to be great where space is limited but a giant explosion of colour is required.