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A dark horse

I can't help it, I am compelled time and again to painting dark shadowy images and I don't know why.

Maybe it's because I love a bit of contrast. I love how back-lighting can bring out all the beautiful subtle details of shape form and texture. It creates a mood, an emotion - open entirely to the perception of the viewer. Maybe it's the simplicity. This style is easy to live with as there is no fear of a colour clash!

So recently I have gone back to playing around with monochrome ideas. I visited this style briefly a while ago and decided it was worth a reprise. I used ink previously, but this is an unforgiving medium for this style of painting, so now I am using heavy body acrylics. It's quite a messy process, getting the right effect  involved the use of highly technical equipment.... fingers!
 I like the thought that different people feel differently about these in terms of  the mood and the surroundings.  I am keeping quiet as there is no right or wrong here and I don't want to influence anyone's perceptions, but I'd love know what they are, let me know in the comments section.

Dancing in the dark
The Tempest
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