Surreal Abstract Elephant Bones With Lines – Red

Red elephant bone collage divided by vertical white lines, on blue-green background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Red Memorism.

I notice the further I get into this the simpler I’m keeping my colors (and probably the same for my compositions). I’m less interested in fancy color transitions and cinematic effects like adding lots of blue to the shadows.

I still do it (even in this image actually), just more judiciously. That said, there is some complexity in the colors here, it’s not plain green and red. For instance, if you look closely at the tonal transition of the background, you’ll see some subtle undulations of red and yellow in the green.

Likely not anything you’d casually notice, but without it the image was distinctly less interesting.

There are three other versions of this image:

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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