Thursday, May 3, 2012
"Much ado about writing gives voice to my passion." My theory is that words are so important, they need to be written down. This is the last piece of a Black, White, Gray and Silver Quartet of pieces to be hung in my studio.
If you don't yet understand the power of black, white, gray, and silver...my hope is that you will very soon. Old silver is all the rage now and then to also include it in artwork is truly special.
This technique using gesso, silver leaf, photography on transparent tissue paper, Speedball printing ink applied with a brayer has the potential of being a chaotic mess. It is an excellent way to study shapes and organize your design space. The "golden rule" in the visual arts is that paintings are created with shapes...even in super realistic paintings. The values in this piece make up most of the shapes and you can see that there are horizontal bands of black, of white, and of silver. There is also a lot of texture, but it is the organization of the shapes that holds it together. It is a stunning technique and will be one of the pieces created in the upcoming "Symphony of Layers" Workshop. So if you're signed up for that workshop, this would be a good time to begin noticing shapes and how important they are in creating a work of art in any medium. Just a few more things to think about.