Colorful Brushstrokes

Breaking the rules.

With decisive,  powerful brushstrokes. Colorful brushstrokes.

 

colorful abstract acrylic, prussian blue pb27, warm and cool colors, debiriley.com
Colorful Powerful Brushstrokes in Acrylics

 

A Bridge of Prussian Blue

These two big sweeping strokes of Prussian blue unite the image.

 

The background was quite jarring, overly full of lively textures.  And, it was so warm.

This is generally not in keeping with a balanced sense of harmony and unification, that I’m looking for in a painting.

 

The ‘rules’  …. say warmer colors in front and cooler in back; textures and details in front, less in the back.

The orange and yellow normally would belong in the foreground area of a painting.

The lively textures also, usually are placed in the foreground and the focal point area.

 

I resolved the dilemma.

With 2 strokes.

 

 

 

Pause.

But, I had to pause. And think about it.

I needed to allow my mind to sort through ideas.

 

Such as:  How can I balance all that texture?  All that warmth?  What about using the complement of the orange? Well, then… which Blue would work best? Which Brush, do I want to use?  Which direction to move it in? Go bold, go lyrical, go with curves, go with angles?

You see, I needed to ponder a moment.

 

 

 

My Choices

I chose Prussian Blue pb27, a favorite.

It is Bold. Decisive!

 

I chose an old stiff, housepaint brush, which would leave strong bristle marks.

 

I chose to limit drastically my brushstrokes. “Less, is more” is a great motto.

I chose to unite these two strokes, bridge-like.

 

An Embrace.

To create a sense of harmony, unity.  I think it worked.

 

 

 

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14 comments

  1. Whoah! My eye followed the wide blue brush stroke towards the middle and then I thought I was going to fall off a high cliff or bridge or waterfall. Into the abyss! I felt instant emotion here.

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  2. I think Prussian Blue is one of my most favourite paint colours and I’m all for breaking the rules – I don’t like ’em! Sometimes it’s much better to trust your own judgement instead as you did here with lovely results… !

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