Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Playful Dance"

($40.00....6" x 6"....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)

"The colors invited me to join in their playful dance." Of course, we all know that colors do not have the power to actually speak and offer up invitations, but they do have a way of captivating your imagination. In that sense, it is an unspoken invitation. Color is wonderful!

This piece was done with pouring medium. The blue and white were my base colors that merged over the very wet 140lb HP watercolor paper. The other colors were added one right after the other, but the small isolated color spot was an afterthought....not knowing what the quote would be. It is quite playful and fits the quote perfectly. By placing the lettering between the two detailed color shapes, there is cohesion in the composition. Lettering can almost be considered the needle and thread that binds two or more shapes together.

Laying down a light color first, adds another layer of depth and interest which would not have been there had it not been done. The blue also introduces the cool side of the color wheel, otherwise, it would have been a totally warm color palette. Even though violet can go either way, in this case it is a red violet which causes it to lean towards the warm side. Another interesting color fact is the hot pink...but even though the root color is red, the addition of a lot of white causes it to trend towards the cool side. Just a few more things to think about concerning color and composition.

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1 comment:

  1. That 'afterthought' sure turned into a great effect! :)