abstract art, a systems view

Four Yellows

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Perhaps four semi-transparent yellows crossing each other on the white of the canvas, resulting in 16 different colours, gives colours that are so close to each other that it is too difficult to distinguish them. (?)

Signal VS Noise in Yellows and White, July 2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 10″x10″

Written by Andy Parkinson

July 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

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  1. Hi Andy…I am not so sure about the process aspects of these…but I really love the look of this one!

    David Manley

    July 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    • Thanks David, Very helpful to get your feedback ( I was more sure about the process than the look!)

      Andy Parkinson

      July 26, 2012 at 8:42 am

  2. I think this one works really well. It seems to rotate around the centre like a kaleidoscope.


    July 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  3. On my screen at least the results of the overlapping are clear, and the blue really activates this piece – good one Andy…


    July 31, 2012 at 6:47 am

    • Thanks John, the blue is the white of the canvas. All that yellow creates the ‘desire’ for blue in the eye/brain, also the fluorescent yellow tends to lead us to interpret the white as darker than white. However, in “real life” these effects are nowhere near as obvious as in these poor photos. Add that to the different monitor qualities and we may well be looking at different things. One day soon I will post a better photo with adjusted white balance. I hope it will look as good as you think it does when it is reproduced badly!

      Andy Parkinson

      July 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

      • That the blue is actually white sends my perceptive senses for a spin – is the reproduction on my screen that far off?


        July 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

      • Yes it is a truly bad photo, combined with the differences between monitors. If I get a good reproduction posted one day it will probably be a disappointment!

        Andy Parkinson

        July 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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