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I am pretty happy with how this turned out. The layered transparency effect ended up looking very nice, especially with the black background. I was initially curious why Rothko had chosen a black background instead of a more traditional white, but at least on my own work, it does not look nearly as good:


I understand how difficult it was to paint those simple-looking rectangles a lot better now. I also realize how important the colors are. The colors are probably the biggest difference between my reproduction and the original, and I like the original's much better. Maybe it is because they are made of physical paint, but Rothko's colors appear much richer and more nuanced than mine. Even so, I think No. 2, B, R, and G is a reasonably accurate reproduction that takes the process of painting and translates it into the digital world.

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