Thursday, May 22, 2008


The following paintings are from a series of studies where I experimented with foreground and background ambiguity. The sixteen small squares framed in the larger square either blend into the background or seem to jump off of the canvas.

Study 011 creates the illusion that the small orange squares differ in color.

Study 014 makes the darker color squares appear to have greater depth.

In study 015 the right side of the painting has greater contrast.