Sunday, July 1, 2012

"Enter In"

($200.00.....12" x 12".....mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

Today's posting is a 12"x 12" piece created for an exhibit at Hill Country Bible Church NW. The verse is from Psalm 100...a favorite of many Christians. It was inspired from a similar layout in one of my "6"x 6" postings. (June 10) Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

It is a good practice to work on a smaller piece and then take that same piece...expand the concept and translate it into a larger work. Going from a 6" x 6" to a 12" x 12" is good because the proportions are the same. So it is wise to use the same proportions going from small to large.

It is very easy to figure by drawing a diagonal line from the left bottom corner to the right upper corner. You can then figure out a proportional size by selecting a size where the upper right hand corner lands on that diagonal line. It may sound confusing, but is really very simple. (e-mail me if you can't figure it out)

Another way to work on a composition is simply to divide a space into black and white shapes or divisions in a thumbnail size and create as many variations as you can possibly create. It doesn't require placing in all the details, but gives you a strong direction for a foundation of your value arrangement. Then when you actually begin your piece, you will at least have a strong beginning and then you can place intermediate values and details such as imagery or lettering where you choose.

Today's posting was made much easier by having a smaller version first. The lettering was different, but the main elements were the same. And there you have it...a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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