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desert spectrum shift colour abstract contemporary painting

459  Desert spectrum shift (portrait format)

48x36in / 122x91cm, acrylic on canvas, self-framed
Artist's collection


Abstract painting inspired by the unique colours of the Australian desert: burnt oranges,
sandy yellows, faded driftwood and Spinifex greens.  A study in the relationships of such
special colours; harmonies, contrasts, counterpoints and accents. 

At the same time the composition is relying on a pleasing subdivision of the
rectangular area and resulting in a lively pattern with a musical rhythm.

 Structured yet random, thoughtful yet intuitive, intellectual yet accidental.


Keywords: desert, painting, burnt orange, pattern, abstract, geometric, Australian desert, abstract painting, contemporary