"Perhaps blue, red, and yellow strike the mind more forcibly from there not being any great union between them, as martial music, which is intended to rouse the nobler passions." - Sir Joshua Reynolds
12" x 16" oil on gallery wrap canvas
I have to admit it, red is my favorite color. Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures. I read somewhere that the color red increases enthusiasm and gives a person energy. Supposedly, red can also increase blood pressure and heart beat. Maybe all that is why when I use a lot of red in a painting, it just seems to flow and I have lots of enthusiasm for the work. Or maybe, I just love red....period ! ;-) Below are some more of my "red phase" paintings.
6" x 12" oil on canvas
6" x 8" oil on canvas on panel
"Tomato Sandwich Half"
8" x 8" oil on canvas
I told you red was my favorite color ! Did I mention I use to have a red station wagon? But that is another story.