49 Shades of Grey

by holditnow

Grey 1 2012

For this latest iPad painting, I drew inspiration from two artists I really respect Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. I limited my palette to a range of greys, to focus on line and movement rather than colour. Early in their careers: de Kooning experimented with elimanating colour all together with his black and white paintings (this was born out of necessity, he could only afford black and white enamel at the time)  and Rauschenberg limited himself to only the colour red for an early series. They effectively illustrated; that by stripping away certain elements, it forces the artist to focus on other artistic principles.