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These Paintings are Minimalist But Not at All Simplistic

By: Michael Baxter - Published: Jan 15, 2014 • References: whitneybedford and booooooom
Sometimes simple is just better and with these minimalist paintings we get to see simplicity to its fullest. The simple color schemes and color smearing create for a collection of multi-faceted images.

Whitney Belford knows that it's all in the details and she shies away from the over-the-top, grandiose nature of much modern art in favor of strong brush strokes and powerful, emotive coloring. Her images of the sea are particularly powerful as they don't paint the sky and sea as beautiful ethereal aspects of imaging, but rather as simple and sometimes bleak aspects of the painting.

When there is light out in the paintings, you can feel the warmth of the sun without any sort of overbearing depiction of the sun or implied feeling of warmth in the painting.