Monday, March 19, 2012

"Second Look"

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

"Rich treasures are found when giving ideas and books a second look." Who can possibly know how and why the human mind thinks and acts the way it does. What I have personally experienced is that too often we set aside ideas and books that need to be revisited. The rich treasures are stored up for those who "mine" the depths of deep thought.

This pouring medium piece by itself does not contain even one hard edge. That's important to notice because it's very much like "cotton candy" art. You can look at it, but it seems to dissipate quickly just like cotton candy does. Once the large lettering with very hard edges was placed on the piece, it was immediately anchored. The script lettering adds a nice contrast with more hard edges. This is a perfect illustration of the importance of edges. All soft or all hard will give the viewer an unsettled feeling.

Even though there is clearly a distinction where the color changes occur...the values are so close together that it gives the "soft edged" feeling. It is the values and the technique used to lay down the paint that makes the difference. This becomes even more important when painting realistic imagery. Just a few more edges to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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