Saturday, April 7, 2012
"Formed in Darkness"
($60.00.....6" x 6"......mounted on a 1.50"" depth clayboard )
"The color was formed in darkness and then a butterfly emerged." The butterflies are out indeed, and their color reminds us of transformation and the hope that comes out of darkness.
Injecting an "echo" of a design element is one of the keys to developing rhythm in design. The colors you see in the pouring medium are echoed in the butterfly. The eggplant purple color is also echoed in the lettering. (That color can be mixed or purchased in a tube. It is Winsor Newton Gouache and the color is Perylene Violet.)
There are some erratic lines that are echoed in the first layer of the piece as well. It only takes a bit of forethought to make sure those "echoes" are always present. Combine that strategy with designing the corners and the piece is better designed immediately. The placement of the butterfly was easy....place it in a corner! Just a few more things to think about.
Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.