Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Work of Art"

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

"Our lives are a work of art...painted by our choices." If any of us stopped to consider how many choices we make in a day, we would be stunned. Life is truly just one choice after another. Let's make sure they're good ones.

Color combinations are a key component of creating a really good pouring medium piece. All moving color is not beautiful. By limiting your choices to (3) colors and a metallic, you can have a very interesting piece. I typically choose one dark value color, one medium value color, and one light color. Golden's Iridescent Bronze also goes well with the Raw Umber, but silver would offer a nice contrast as well.

Remember, too, that you can gray down a color, add some white, and have a softer effect with your lightest value as I did here with the blue. It is a "grayed" down turquoise with lots of white. (Add just a bit of the complimentary color to gray it down). When all is said and done, these color contrasts have created an ethereal and rich look.

Another important consideration is how the colors are poured. If I had placed the raw umber between the Transparent Burnt Orange and the blue, much of the ethereal quality would have been lost. Notice how the blue and orange blend and fade out at the edges. Just a few more things to think about.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the colors! Reminds me of caramel, chocolate, fudge, or maybe Bananas Foster... Yes, that's it! Bananas Foster flambe'! Or wait, maybe that's my stomach talking? Either way, it's a delicious combination of scrumptious color! Great job, girlfriend! ~s