Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Thoughtless Words"

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

"Thoughtless words muddy relationships like black ink dropped into clear water." If you have ever said something in haste that hurt someone or someone has said something that hurt you, then the engulfing nature of this image completely mirrors what you might have been feeling. The good news is that the Bible has the proper response from Proverbs 3: 3..."Do not let kindness or truth leave you. Tie them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart."

This image is a perfect example of a caution when using very dark colors with pouring medium. In this image, it covers about 75% of the design space. It is a bit disturbing, but mirrors the quote perfectly so I decided to let it stand. But under most circumstances, it would be better to have the white area take up 75% of the design space with the black taking up only 25%. Color is the most emotional and powerful design element. It is the one element that does more to set the mood of the piece than any other element.

However, if you use much lighter colors with only a touch of black, brown, or some other very dark color, it is possible to get by with more of the design space covered. It's quite an interesting phenomenon to observe how colors react alone or with other colors. One of the best ways to observe colors is by paying attention to the colors used in an interior room. There are many periodicals that have countless examples of different combinations. The secret is to use the same percentage of that color as what you see in the room or image. As we can see in  today's posting, the percentage of space a color occupies can affect the mood completely. Just a few more things to think about.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this. Love your observations and comments too.