Monday, August 13, 2012
($40.00.....5" x 5".....mounted on a 3/4" depth clayboard)
"Color is the caffeine of art." On a Monday morning, you might need more than coffee to wake up. If so, try some color. I call it the caffeine of art!
Cropping is a spontaneous process. It is so much better to work larger than the intended size so that the option of "cropping" is fully on the table. It is a spontaneous process because of the many choices and placement decisions that happen as a result of cutting something off in an unusual place that you might not have thought of if working from a predetermined size.
The piece today was cropped on a diagonal of the larger piece. I was able to decide to allow more blue to show and cut off the red running along side of the blue vertically. By cropping in this way I was able to create a corner pattern which acts as arrows pointing to the decorative element in the right hand corner. The black showing at the top also acts as an "echo" of the other black areas and completes a framing out of the three strong colors.
The one other thing that was done to create a black + white + color scheme is to pour the colors with enough space in between to allow the white to show through. (White plus pouring medium was applied to entire sheet before colors were poured.) This creates an alternating effect as well as some softly diffused edges. In mixed media, design is the name of the game. And there you have it, just a few more things to think about.
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