In my review of the Painters’ Painters exhibition, I mentioned the amount of black outlines in the exhibition, including in the work of Ansel Krut (above). I got a little tired of them in that exhibition, but I do like high-contrast modelling of form, including black or very dark edges. This year I’ve been particularly enjoying them in paintings by Philip Guston and Neo Rauch.
Sometimes I experiment with black shadows and outlines. Here are some examples (below). (I need to dig some of these out of my archives to get full dates and dimensions, will update here soon)