The perfect title selected by Greg Cartmell “Chroma Town” …the title explains the painting.
Through Cartmell’s travels in life he has enjoyed passing through many towns experiencing colorful festival bursting with excitement and energy. The colors in this brilliant abstract represent sounds of beating music, the taste of unique foods and most of all interesting people.
It creates a longing for reminiscing. Viewing the painting and then closing your eyes you experience each place visited. It calms the spirit, while bringing joy and peace to the soul.
His use of rhythm and repetition of colors interest the eyes of the viewer. The repetition of carefully chosen punchy colors creates the perfect rhythm and balance. Dabs of yellow, reds and orange keep the piece engaging and moving.
The brilliant use of the soft but intense pink slithering through the canvas is reminiscent
of an exotic illusion of life’s traveling experiences. The burnt sienna and burnt umber ground the piece resembling the earth. Both work together to create color, balance, rhythm and repetition.
Noting his attack of the canvas is strong spontaneous yet extremely purposeful creating the perfect balance of color.
This painting reflects the inward significants of traveling and the joys and memories it brings.
Cartmell quotes, “There are different kinds of education; traveling and painting are two.”