Saturday, August 11, 2012



"Allegro is not a sustainable tempo." We also need "adagio". Today might be a good "adagio" day.

In several recent postings, I've talked a lot about "echoes". They are very important, but it is also important to have contrast. In this piece I have echoed the color black, but with a contrast of the straight lines of the music. And then I echoed the shape of the colors in the detail at the top.

There is also a bit of alternation going on with the blue and white diagonal stripes. That decision has to be made before doing the pour, but gives you another design option. The white was placed over the whole paper first. By leaving space between the lines of color, you can create a white strip and a bit of "bleed through" in the other colors for a nice variation. So even though this is a spontaneous process, you can still exert quite a bit of creative control. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

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