Friday, January 6, 2012
"A New Baby"
"There's a new baby in the house." I am referring to a new baby grand piano. But I know I had you going there for a minute! It's lovely and the tone is exquisite. This was my way of sharing my good news with all of you.
An image of a piano is always an eye catcher. There's a reason for that. First of all, the black and white represent the opposite ends of the value scale. There is also the tiniest bit of red in the felt behind the keys. There is also the principle of alternation with the black and white keys as well as the lines created by their shape. This particular photo shows the reflection of the keys creating an "echo" of the actual keys.
This leads me to another obsession I have....analyzing. Any artist who is able to analyze and understand the reasons why certain things work or don't work in a piece of art, will be able to repeat the successful things and avoid those that don't work. That's why I like to talk about process in every posting. It helps me clarify my own thoughts and perhaps give you something to think about as well. So there it is....just a few more things to think about.