Why am I using that little bit of Red in my black and white paintings?

Why am I using that little bit of Red in my black and white paintings? … Many people are asking me this question.

Me and Nature  Artist:Magunta Dayakar

Here is my answer … my paintings don’t just have black and white. In between there are many values from darkest grey to lightest grey. If I paint only with greys, my paintings won’t have that energy. To make them energetic, I am using red for counter balance. Red is a powerful color which will capture our attention very fast and also it is the middle value on the value scale of color, which matches with the middle grey value. By using red I am infusing energy into the painting and also using it as a focal point. This is the reason, why I am using that little bit of Red.

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