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Shape, Color and Form in Abstract Painting

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I've been reworking an older painting, and my first work session led to a loose composition of brighter colors.  My next work project was to solidify the shape, color and form in this painting. 

First I repainted the cadmium red light and cadmium red medium shapes, giving them a more solid feel.  Then I selected some of the lighter shades and repainted them in parchment to make them pop more from the background. 

I continued to strengthen shapes and colors, adding more pale lavender, more dark red, and more of the pale greenish-gray.  In between, I kept standing back to look at the canvas to see what it needed. 

At this point there was barely any of the original painting left in the background--just a touch here and there. 

My final step was to redraw some of the lines in Prussian blue in order to clearly delineate separations.

Now I'll let it sit for a while.

  Accentuate the Positive Two, 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas.

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