Saturday, February 18, 2012
"Color and Fragrance"
($40.00....6" x 6"....mounted on a 1/8" clayboard panel)
"Enjoy the unfolding of the flower exploding with color and fragrance." This is the last "hurrah" for Valentine's Day. If you received flowers, they are probably fully opened up by now and spreading their fragrance around the room. If you didn't receive flowers, this posting is especially meant for you. Enjoy!
This is an abstract flower, of course, but the swirling brown and very light greenish-white color do look like the center of a flower...especially from across the room. I keep talking about viewing things from across the room because that's the way I view all of my artwork, especially while it is still in progress. You will see what it needs much quicker than if it's right in front of you.
One of the tricks to having a successful piece with pouring medium is to make sure you choose a light, medium, and dark color. Three colors work nicely, but I've also used (4) so it's just a matter of personal choice. You definitely need to start with at least two. If you use colors of the same value, you will probably end up throwing it in the trash because you will not be able to see the definition of the different colors mixing together. Values are one of those things that can sneak up and "bite" you. That's the only reason I mention this. It is also easy to get enamored with favorite colors and forget how they will look when blending together. Just something else to think about.
Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.