Alien Garden is a vibrant piece composed of several solid, highly saturated blocks of color. Colors that feature prominently in this painting include pink, yellow, royal blue, purple, beige, and black. The deep vibrancy of the colors is immediately apparent upon first viewing of the painting. The colors of the painting are in clear focus, and the edges of the color blocks are distinct and well formed. The beautiful colors of this piece are visually appealing and emotionally stimulating to the viewer.
The shape of these patches of color is also important to note. The colors are not formed into angular blocks or squares, but rather curving arches of color and narrow points dominate this piece. These colors are paired quite effectively, warm colors juxtaposed against cool, such as the embedment of a bright pink in a field of black and vibrant yellow embedded in cool blue. The pairing of the complementary colors gives each color a brighter, more compelling appearance by the juxtaposition of opposite qualities of color.
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