Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"An Opportunity"

($60.00......6" x 6"......mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"An opportunity is an unspoken invitation to do something." In order to take advantage of an opportunity, it is important to be able to recognize what the invitation looks like. It is often hidden in a unique set of circumstances that offer potential growth or advantage in your life.

This piece has a very Spanish feel because of the colors and the ornate "O". If you like intense color, it is easy to do by selecting primary and secondary colors without too much dilution. The red and green in this piece are very strong and only a slight addition of red to the green. The orange is "grayed" down with white added. And then, of course, the black and white are essential to create such a direct impact.

Also, take note that black is the "bling" in this piece, but it would have been overpowering to have anymore. Another important design point here is the strong block of red, but the orange surrounded it is very diffused with no hard edges.

What I have just done for you is analyze some of the reasons why this piece has so much impact. Learning to think analytically can speed up your learning curve dramatically. When looking at your work or someone else's work, notice the division of space...what is going on in every corner...and what color scheme is used...and whether the colors are intense, diluted, and how much space they occupy. It will open your eyes to the world of design. Just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

1 comment:

  1. You are amazing to me, always coming up with new words to express important and relevant snippets of wisdom!