|6x6 pastel on twinrocker|
“Eighty percent of painting is color,” says Wolf Kahn, quoting his mentor Hans Hofmann. “The problem,” he cautions, “is that when you mention color, people automatically assume you’re talking about bright color–colorful, loud, or boisterous hues. Color used in an uncontrolled way, without proper concern for the tone and structure of a painting, comes across as garish.” (American Artist 1997 magazine)
I think this quote by WK summarizes everything. I know I talk lot about neutrals being very important. One must remember that it is the neutrals that makes the pure color glow. No need for garish color to make a statement.
PS Here is another WK quote I thought appropriate after my last postings. "Keep the childlike vision and remain true to your ideas".
PSS This painting is from the canal at sunrise.