Tran Nguyen, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
This acrylic painting uses a cool blue color palette to give the impression of movement. On the left, patches of dark blue and black peek out from behind billowy cloud-like forms in shades of bright and pastel blue. The artist uses small, methodic brush strokes, building tones upon tones of blue with hints of turquoise to give dimension to the cloud-like form. In the middle of the piece a series of vertical brush strokes in pastel blue contrast sharply against areas of negative space in navy blue. The vertical strokes move towards the right giving way into the same small, methodic brush strokes in a similar shade of blue. These brushstrokes create a painterly-effect reminiscent of the Impressionist era.