Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"A dominant colour possesses tremendous power in making a painting unique." - Mary Bassi


Red is a very strong color and as I flip through my portfolio, I find that I use it a lot!  Red hot, heat, fire...not so much outside today...more like white, gray, cold.  Color has temperature, you can feel it, it can move you.

I feel color has always been a strong part of my painting practice.  Sometimes it is color that is the subject (some famous painter said that one!) and that is how I like to keep it.  Adding texture and subtle differences or shifts of color in my art is important as well.  Some days when working in the studio, the subtle shifts of color come more easily, sometimes they aren't so subtle and are quite strong and stark.

Here's to red on this cold winter's day...may it light a fire and keep you warm!

                                       "Let Go" 37x30" oil on wood panel
                                      "Horizon" 20x16" oil on wood panel
                                  "Mossy Forest" 12x7" oil on wood panel

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