Acrylic, W/C and Graphite on Paper
The colour red usually connotes excitement and energy but in this painting of a red dress, I’ve used it as a suggestion of the opposite…boredom and lethargy.
18” x 24” Framed
This painting evokes an unsettling feeling. The artist skillfully generates tension by juxtaposing the vibrant red, often linked to excitement, with a loosely drawn female figure in a passive pose. The woman's body is depicted with only a few whimsical lines, with a strong emphasis on the central part where the brilliant red dress stands out against the muted gray background. Placing an attention-grabbing red and subdued grey side by side creates additional tension. The artwork achieves its objective of captivating the viewer with minimal lines and carefully chosen colours.