Blacks Don’t Match

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Blacks Don't Match, abstract art by Amy Crook

Blacks Don’t Match, 10″x8″ watercolor and duochrome watercolor on Arches cover white paper

Two lovely, granulating off-blacks float on top of a sea of colour, red and gold, turquoise and lavender, and just a bit of secret shine that comes through at just the right angle.

The textures in this abstract are reminiscent of an oil painting, the rough scrape of palette knife and layered color hinting at what lies beneath.

In the upper left, cool colours are hidden beneath a ruddy black, the texture flirting around the idea of a pattern both above and below. The lower right has a different texture, a fiery orange peeking through a blue-black like branches, ruffles, shingles.

What do you see?

Blacks Don't Match, detail, by Amy Crook

Blacks Don’t Match, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can really see the shining spirals masked beneath the black. Below, there’s a third shade of black in the frame, showing off this lovely larger piece.

Blacks Don't Match, framed art by Amy Crook

Blacks Don’t Match, framed art by Amy Crook

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