BEAUTIFUL GREYS - acrylic on canvas


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Two new paintings - both painted with the same limited palette.
The first : Llanarth ... where Siân was born.
The Second : Pen-Y-Fan
These were experiments using a restricted palette. The main idea was to use what artists called 'grey-ed colours' ... these tend to be colours that have their brilliance removed my mixing-in a colour usually from across the other side of the colour wheel. So ORANGE would be GREY-ED with BLUE.
One of the reasons I have always enjoyed Wales in the wet is because the whole place bursts into a new world of subtle colours. The slate roofs and stone walls explode into a wonderful new range of blues, purples and browns ... all having been grey-ed.
Grey-ed colours are not dull or muddy ... they easily make friends with other colours. But their special trick is to set other colours alight by standing next to them.

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Anonymous said…
Again, its astounding how you capture and almost tame colours, Gary. Your paintings are delightful. They're beautiful in fact, a joy to the eyes.
S Culek, Birmingham