This wildly loose, acrylic, abstract painting is basically a study in the colour combinations of three primary colours, blue, yellow and red. Green, a secondary colour that takes up part of the canvas, is the result of mixing blue and yellow paint. Further colour mixing of red and blue paint results in the reddish-violet colours seen at the bottom of the painting. These colours have been layered over a blue background.
The base colours were applied swiftly with a soft, round brush, and as they mixed naturally, a turbulent pattern was formed on the canvas. The bold, yellow colour is central to the painting and attracts the viewer’s attention. It illuminates the canvas and dispels all gloom. As the artist used his brush to create straight lines and circles, the slightest suggestion of a human figure presented itself.
By using a strong yellow colour in this painting, the poet and scientist, Goethe, would suggest there is joy to be experienced among the chaos and murkiness that invades our lives. The artist enjoyed creating this abstract.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)