Acqua and Iolite

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This is an acrylic painting on canvas. It would be the water, it could be the sky, you decide. I love these colors

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 31, 2022

Lois Gold’s Acqua and lolite’s gentle and harmonious palette recalls calm waters rendered in beautiful washes of paint. The colors are perfectly mixed: the purples warm the blues while the almost copper sections break up the density of the aquatic colors that would otherwise overwhelm the viewer.

Successful abstract painting is hard because of the freedom it entails. Figuration, while presenting its challenges, comes with an inherent framework. Of course, figurative painting would be dull and uninteresting without nuance or skill, but at least the artist has some guidelines in creating their work. The complete creative freedom of abstraction is at once liberating and perilous. Without a balanced and expert application of pigment and cohesion of forms, the painting would be a convoluted mess. One must balance the artistic freedom of abstraction with creative restraint, and Acqua and lolite is a perfect example of this painterly equilibrium.

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Lois Gold
Painting - Unframed
Acrylic, Canvas
28.50 inches wide
29.50 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
2.00 lbs