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SquareCherryblossoms

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

See if you can apply our last discussion (https://artamaze.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/the-drama-of-concave-and-convex/) to this painting.

This painting is different in three important ways: The square format pushes you into thinking abstractly. There’s no hint of a horizon line. The color contrasts are more subtle.

If the pink squares were pink dots, the effect would be frivolous, even more so than the idea of red dots  in the last painting. They have to be square!  Btw, the squares were made with linoleum, in a printmaking technique.

Many painters think pink is a problem.  That depends upon how it’s used and next to what.  And in what shape!  Pink squares drifting here across orange and turquoise tickle your retina into bliss.

See an earlier vindication of pink: https://artamaze.wordpress.com/?s=pink

Painting by Jane Donaldson, 2015

Once again, the flip creates a different dynamic. In this case, a sense of balance and stasis.

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