Friday, May 4, 2012


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

"Edges and words create boundaries." Boundaries are good because they contain things and keep chaos from happening. In art, they contain the shapes. In relationships, they keep bad things out and let good things in. It is interesting that everyone loves to set their own boundaries, but not too many people like boundaries imposed on them. The mature person can set and receive boundaries with grace.

The quality and type of edges in artwork is endless. The experienced artist pays close attention to their edges because it sets the mood of their work. In this piece, there is a wide range of edges from very soft, to very hard, and much in between. In looking back at some of my own work, I can clearly see the change from very soft or very hard edges to more subtleties.

I have finally concluded that edges and values are the two elements of design that can "sneak" up and invade our artwork like a disease. In general, most artists have too many hard edges or too many soft edges and the darks are not dark enough or lights are not light enough. Just by paying attention to these two things, the problem with a piece can be figured out in a heartbeat. Just a few more things to think about.

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