Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Timeless" ($60.00)

(adjusted price.....$60.00....mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"Timeless appeal is found in warm surroundings shrouded in quiet." In this crazy world of noise and confusion, I personally find it very comforting to have warm surroundings shrouded in quiet. It is not good to have constant audio input. It is better to balance out that part of life with quiet moments of reflections. Sunday is a very good day to do that.

The word "shrouded" conjures up all kinds of visuals in my mind so I decided to shroud my lettering in a translucent glaze created with Liquitex Pouring Medium and a very small bit of Liquitex Unbleached Titanium Acrylic. Of course, you may need to spray your lettering with Acrylic Spray Coating first if it is water soluble. The translucent mixture needs to be applied with a palette knife rather than a brush. It is very "gooey", but the self leveling nature of this mixture will even out if you lay it flat to dry. ( Do not dry with a hair dryer. It will get unsightly ripples in it.)

One of the more pleasing parts of this composition are the shapes. The main shape containing the lettering touches three sides of the design space. Also, the metallic areas also touch two sides of the design space with the top shape disappearing and reappearing behind the largest shape. There are also lines created in the first layer that show through adding more emphasis to the shapes. These kinds of details are extremely important when planning a composition. Just follow the rule of allowing shapes to touch two sides of the design space unless they are shapes within larger shapes. This will give your piece a good structure to build upon. Just something to think about.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the veiled lettering look, sort of border-line grunge... and with the gestural writing... Love it! ~s