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“On Yellow”
oil on canvas
20×20” (51x51cm)

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) has always been my favorite visual artist. The decisions he made in combining lines, forms, shapes, and colors have always resonated deeply with me. I acquired a book of Kandinsky’s work which displayed not only his paintings, but the studies he’d create in preparation for a final piece. I was inspired to follow the master’s methodology and created two studies in preparation for the final version of “On Yellow.” The first study is very coarse and notates the general placement of the forms. 

The second study (sold) is a 12×12” (30x30cm) gouache on watercolor paper piece where I worked out the color placements and finer details of the design. The process of creating the preliminary studies allowed for the final version to flow effortlessly.

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