Surface Appeal is a true study in contrast, with a palette of deep yellows, browns, blacks, and red. A swooping, stylized, graphic mixed media on panel piece, the unique colors and mixture of both sharp lines and soft blurred edges on the 70” x 55” mixed media on panel, creates a feast for the eyes. Though obviously intended to highlight the contrasting elements, the piece is calming to look at. It has quiet an earthy quality, evoking the colors of late fall. In less skilled hands, these colors might have looked muddled, but each one shines and plays off of the others, providing plenty to look at for the viewer.