Yellow and black
I have many combinations of favourite colours but this is in my top three for sure. When thinking about putting yellow and black together I have to be quite considered in their relationship with each other if I want to make something a bit special. The wrong volumes, incorrect placement, unbalanced shapes, poor techniques – they can all happen if I don’t have a rigid plan.
So what we have a as result is large abstract with minimal undertones (plenty of white space) and some bold and striking colour applications forming the main part of the composition.
You may notice some subtle use of blue and grey in here too. Grey is so important in this painting – it helps to show off the brilliance of the white but also to act as a halfway point between that and the finality of the black, which is the dominant force everywhere.
There are some truly beautiful forms in just the grey parts themselves. In fact the majesty of paint is shown everywhere here. I mean – just look at the black for fuck sake – it’s epic!
The yellow is a hybrid of sunset, melon and hazard warning triangle! It’s deep, rich and piercing. Built in to the yellow is a series of back lines and waves and it also blends some of the blue in where the crests rise upwards on the left hand side.
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