Monday, February 27, 2012

The Power of Red!!!

These two paintings have a red figure as their center of interest.




Rain, Reflections and The Lady in Red, 8" x 10", oil on board, 2011 SOLD




Moving on, 12" x 24", oil on canvas, 2011 SOLD

Can you tell why red is so powerful in both paintings? Sometimes, I find red daunting but at the same time I could never have a palette that didn't have red in it!

SPECIAL QUOTE
"A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful" (Henri Matisse)

6 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi,Adebanji,
Lovely paintings, the nice quote and furthermore, CONGRATS on "SOLD"!!!
Cheers,Sadami

adebanji said...

Thanks Sadami!

Azra said...

Red attracts the eye and creates drama.Both paintings are beautiful,although the rain painting has everything I love.Wonderful to see your paintings selling!Congratulations!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra! You are right!

A.Decker said...

Wow! Not only does the red really pop, but that sidewalk looks so wet, I bet her shoes are soggy. ;-)

Nice work on both.

adebanji said...

Thanks A. Decker! Never thought about the shoes!