Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"The Ultimate Luxury"

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

"Chocolate is the ultimate in affordable luxury." Some of the most ornate packaging with highly embossed gold lettering is seen on packaged chocolate. It is a delectable treat that most people can afford from time to time. Enjoy a piece today!

One of the most easily understood formats that works every time it's tried is horizontal bands. In the case of my piece today, they are slightly in motion which is even better. If you have had the foresight to work on a larger sheet of paper, effective cropping will automatically give you four well designed corners. The varying widths of the bands will also give contrast and sometimes alternation such as the pink and brown color in this piece.

This pouring medium piece had very little external manipulation which would have caused the color to blend more. As for the edges, there is a contrast between the hard edges and the soft diffused edges. All in all, it's a win / win to choose this type of format and technique. You could probably do the same type of thing with watercolor or oil paints. Colors would need to be very fluid and support would need to be very wet. Water soluble oils would probably work better than traditional oils but I have not tried either so it would definitely be an experiment. There are very simple things that can make or break a piece of artwork. Each artist must be willing to embrace the "tried and true" before insisting on creating some preconceived idea and sticking with that idea so stubbornly that all is lost in the end. Just something else to think about.

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