8 hours ago
Monday, September 26, 2011
When I was a graphic designer it was a hard and fast rule that things (like logos) had to be created first and foremost in black and white. Color was never really thought of until everything was worked out (with no regard for color). Now I am an oil painter, but I still very much admire beautiful shapes in black and white. This is a gesture done in nearly one stroke and there is no useless detail. I wanted to emulate a Sumi-E type painting...to "capture the unseen".
Painting: Celeste Bergin, In the rain, oil on 9x12 canvas panel