Red in Mixed Media and Acrylic

A mixed media abstract composition in red and black.  The black is collaged paper.  The shapes are bold and gestural.
Red and Black

This is the latest page in my art journal ( 9inch square ) – a mixed media piece using collage, watercolour , pen and coloured pencil . It was quite instinctive . The only idea I consciously brought to it was using a restricted palette . Red and black go very well together and I added greys to get some mid tones into the design . The white you can see is the paper showing through . I think the mood is loud , upbeat and , possibly confrontational. Can you see any images in this ? I know I can but I’d be interested to know what your interpretations are.

This abstract is in my Gallery – Abstracts – along with lots of other interesting paintings . Click on the link here

Red and Blue – Mixed Media on Paper

Sinking

In this one , as you can see , I paired red with blue and added black for more emphasis . You’ll see collage , watercolour , pen and oil pastel. The red is subdued in places and the blue is quite pale . The atmosphere here is more uncertain , confused and , because of the suggestion of deep water , more sinister. It’s definitely Lockdown art ! I love the way that my feelings come through in the work – but I only realise it later .

Red and Purple

The last image I want to show you is my ‘ Hell on Earth ‘ acrylic painting on a 2 foot square canvas . I chose red and purple colours mainly . This was actually done in response to a challenge from an online group that I belong to : paint in red and purple and orange. . This is a colour combination I wouldn’t normally choose , but I was quite pleased with the outcome . The subject matter , a ravaged landscape , really sets the scene. But the red and purple help to give quite a eerie feeling to the atmosphere. As you can see , working with a restricted palette leads me to fresh ideas and inspiration which is always welcome !

Hell on Earth

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