Tuesday, July 12, 2011

They Were Parallel (Final)

They Were Parallel
Mixed Media
(I just had to make this big enough, so it has jumped the border
of my blog. I'm trying not to let that bother me. ;))
Compositional Concepts
I'm kind of fascinated with the effect of tangencies, static shapes like rectangles, and repetitive imagery in art. I like how they create tension, but I recognize they can feel like a mistake and can definitely be mistakes.

The Image that Emerged
In this piece I played with a tension that is created by using mostly peaceful shapes but denying them a dynamic interaction. They are parallel to one another but not quite interacting, so we are drawn to their mysterious connection. I like to think this kind of composition forces us to look for a connection.

Development up to this Point
This was another long overdue update on a project I finished a long while back. You can see where it started as little comps in the post Idea Building, then the Color Study, and then the post Finally Drawn.

P.S. Another statue, like a fine art piece I did, that feels alive and maybe even with it's own agenda, has popped up here. There will be more statues to come.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I found my way to your blog via Teresa's blog. You have some beautiful artwork here. I've been toying with the idea of taking up painting again. I really want to do watercolor, but it's so hard to control. I like the 'loose' look of watercolor, but I tend to get bogged down in details:(


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