Pink and gold
Two marvelous colours that sit really well together. In fact there are quite a few variations of pink in this painting. Some are derived from the raspberry end of the spectrum whilst others come from the more shocking side of things.
Whatever your thoughts are on this most magnificent colour there’s certainly no escaping it. In this particular painting I have also incorporated a subtle metallic blue and hints of silver and burgundy; all in an effort to calm things down a bit.
Adding come circles
Right from the moment I considered how to celebrate the wonderfulness of pink I was thinking about circles. I haven’t done anything recently with any kind of repeating circle pattern in it.
Therefore it seems only natural for this pink and gold painting to have some circles carved out of it. Part of that necessity was due to the limited range of complimentary colours I have used.
With there being no black or dark purple it’s difficult to get significant depth with just the pinks, so this led to the circle idea to create zones within zones that can play around with the way that colours interact between within different places on the canvas.
The metallic elements
The really nice thing about metallic flake paint is the way the flakes react with light. Because they don’t sit in the same direction and are essentially suspended in the solvent carrier they catch light in all kinds of ways. The result of this is create a shimmer as you move around. Nice.
Both gold and silver are present in the painting. However, I have also added very small touches of blue too.
Living with this pink and gold painting
You’re definitely going to have to like pink to get on with this.
But don’t be put off by the stereotypical idea that it’s a feminine colour though; in art terms it makes no odds. You should only ever listen to the reaction in your head and ignore the crap that society tells you to think. Conditioning has no place in the arts. You are free to draw your own conclusions.
Furthermore you should cast aside the rest of the room when you consider hanging this. Forget your soft furnishings for a moment and concentrate on the painting; you can figure out your cushions and drapes another day. If this painting is destined for an existing colour scheme then consider placing it with silver, grey, black, burgundy, gold and blue.
In conclusion I’d say that this is a big painting that’s all about the joy of pink and it’s associated tones. It will fill a wall admirably and without issue, it will warm any space in which it is hung and it will both sooth and repair as much as thrill and entice.
- Canvas: Polyester 340gsm
- Preparation: Two coats of primer
- Paints: Enamel paint (9 colours) made to my own recipe
- Frame: 44mm Museum graded floating frame with 8 tensioning corner wedges.
- Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse