Friday, June 8, 2012
"A Steady Beat"
($60.00....6" x 6".....mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)
"History is a steady beat of new turning into old." Isn't it amazing how items our parents used are now seen in antique stores...and bringing a hefty price? History marches in rhythm to time and even today, we are all making history. Make it a good one.
This piece is a combination of gesso, acrylic paint, silver leaf, collage elements printed on silk tissue paper. Notice that the focal point runs from top to bottom, dividing the space and other elements into interesting shapes. I've been looking at work by other mixed media artists. The very best compositions have color, line, and shapes that extend to at least two sides of the design space.
The very old bits of a book spine from the 1800's is a powerful part of this design. The other bits were in my stash and printed on silk tissue paper. Notice also that there is a contrast between straight edges and erratic edges. So there you have it....a few more things to think about.
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