Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Forward Thinking"

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

"Forward thinking is a combination of past experiences plus one new thing." It is so easy to stay in our comfort zones and never include new ideas into our thinking. We can all be forward thinking by thinking and doing new things.

This is a very graphic piece because of the presence of straight forward blocks of color and lettering with very hard edges. Fortunately, the burnt sienna with its diffused edges occupies almost half of the design space. It's a great contrast and considering edges is a hugh part of a successful piece.

The pouring medium in this piece was left to dry after pouring onto very wet paper. (under the faucet kind of wet) By not blending the color externally in any way, you can retain a few sharp edges to your color. The burnt sienna has more diffused edges because it was the outside color and probably a bit more wet. The black is held in place by a dense application of titan buff on one side and the burnt sienna on the other. So where you place your color is very important.

The pencil lettering and erratic lines take on a more prominent role in this piece which gives it a very real human touch. We can often reproduce elements on the computer for inclusion, but pencil marks, especially when they are gestural in quality, give the viewer a sense of the human touch in the work. Just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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