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Friday, 29 October 2010

Zazzle.com Sale on Posters

Zazzle.com sale. 50% off posters until October 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm, Eastern Time. 20% off posters from October 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm, Eastern Time until Novemeber 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. The sales do not include framed posters or prints.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Achieving Luminosity in My New Painting, The Poppy





I did not post yesterday due to technical problems. I have written about the difference between illumination (light from a light source on an object, i.e. the sun) and luminosity (light shining or glowing from an object). This is my new painting on canvas, The Poppy. In this painting I wanted to focus on the luminosity of the flower’s petals. Luminosity is achieved when light pure hues, i.e. the orange red in my painting, are beside muted middle values (gray scale). The middle values should be complements and have temperature contrast. Value contrast should not be sharp. My greens are muted and mid to dark values. They are the complement of the orange red petals. These green hues are cool and contrast with the warm temperature of the petals. I put the muted green hues at the sides of the canvas. I also put a lighter muted green on the edges of the poppy. This created the luminosity seen in my painting. The yellow centre was a problem because it was light in value and competed with the petals. I had to mute this area with light green so it did not detract from the luminosity of the petals.

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Friday, 22 October 2010

Up to 50% Off Buttons & Bumper Stickers at Zazzle.com

Zazzle.com sale of items with images of my art. 50% off buttons and bumper stickers until October 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm, Eastern Time. 20% off buttons and bumper stickers from October 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm, Eastern Time until October 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Code for sales is in my shop announcement.

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The Circle and the Balancing Centre in Paintings



I have previously discussed the compositional structure, the circle. The circle suggests a middle point. The circle moves the viewer around the outside and also in and out of the picture plane. All compositional structures have a centre where the vertical and horizontal lines of the support cross. In the circular structure, a balancing centre is not as apparent. The balancing centre is usually at or near the point where the structural lines cross. There must be a feeling of some final point of balance. In Renoir’s painting, The Luncheon of the Boating Party, the balancing centre is at the woman raising a glass. It is calm and sure. This calm centre is characteristic of a painting’s balancing centre. The measurable centre is close; the shoulder of the seated man in the dark brown coat and hat. The balancing centre is close to the measureable centre or tension would work against the overall painting’s balance. (N. Goldstein, Design and Composition)

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Gothic Art. Giotto & the Start of Modern Art



In the middle ages, the Roman era of realism was followed by Byzantine art. Art was made for religious purposes and comprised of symbols. Romanesque art stuck to the objectives of Byzantine art. Figures were static and not modeled. Gothic art came after Romanesque art and was about natural figures and background. The Italian artist, Giotto (1267- 1337), helped transform the inactive art of the medieval era. His paintings showed distance, perspective and modeling of figures with light and shadow. In his painting, Madonna Enthroned (around 1310), the faces are animated and the figures are more realistic. Giotto used light and color (hue, temperature) to model his figures and cloth. This painting is considered one of the best of Giotto’s art. His techniques were new. Some people consider Giotto the father of modern art.

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Contrasts of Color Intensity and Value in Art



This is a detail from a painting I am doing. In a prior post, I mentioned that the color element, value (gray scale), is more important than intensity. I have painted the house in sunlight on the left side. It is yellow. The roof, windows and door are a dark muted blue violet. The hues (colors) are complements. I have painted a lighter muted blue violet under the roof’s eave. However, because the muted blue violet is a dark value, the yellow hue has little luminosity. You can use dark values in a painting and still achieve luminous color. The color with a dark value should not be close to the area that you want to have luminous contrast of intensity. You can see the difference between illumination , a light shining on an object and luminosity, a light shining or glowing from or within an object.

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Friday, 15 October 2010

Up to 60% Off Sale on Greeting Cards at Zazzle.com

Zazzle.com sale. 60% off greeting cards until October 15, 2010 at 16:00 pm, Eastern Time. 40% off greeting cards from October 15, 2010 at 16:00 pm until October 17, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. The code is on my shop announcement. Click on title of post or copy and paste URL into your browser to go to my Zazzle shop. http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*

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Baroque Art. Caravaggio's Painting, Conversion of Saint Paul



The Baroque era of art lasted through the 1600s and arose from the Renaissance and Mannerist eras. These artists achieved unity in their paintings using diagonal compositions and light and color. Caravaggio was an Italian artist who achieved dramatic contrasts through light and shadow. In his painting, Conversion of Saint Paul, Caravaggio’s use of light and shadow gives the scene more drama and force. The foreshortening of the figure adds to the drama. (J. Vigue)

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Contrast in Color Intensity in Art; My New Painting



This is my new painting, Rose Petals. I enjoyed the lyrical movement created by the petals. I also liked the overhead lighting. This lighting created cast shadows on the petals. Since rose petals are translucent, in reality, the cast shadows had more red. I always enjoy walking by a transparent green streetcar shelter. Because the shelter is transparent, the cast shadow on the sidewalk is green. With overhead lighting, the top of the petals were light. I made the left and central petal tops yellow to contrast with the muted violet hues. I achieved partial luminosity despite the stark value contrasts. Value is more important to perceive than intensity. The value contrast reduced the luminous effect.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

30% Off Calendars and More

Zazzle.com is having a sale. Buy items with images of my paintings. Customize colors, size and more. 30% off 2011 calendars until November 4, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. The code is 2011CALENDAR. 10% off all orders until October 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Code is SWEETESTDEAL. Promotional sales cannot be combined. Click on the title of this post or copy and paste URL to go to my Zazzle shop. http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*

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Friday, 8 October 2010

Zazzle.com Sale on Invitations

Zazzle.com sale. 50% off invitations on October 8, 2010 until 4:00 pm, Pacific Time. 20% off invitations from October 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm, Pacific Time until October 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. If a volume discount applies, buyers get this offer or the volume discount, whichever is greater. While I do not sell invitations in my shop, you can use the code in my shop announcement in another shop.

The sale of 14.92% off products until October 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific time continues. Code is 1492COLUMBUS.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

14.92% Off Zazzle.com products

Zazzle.com sale. 14.92% off most products until October 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Code is 1492COLUMBUS. Buy items with images of my paintings.

I wish a safe and happy Columbus Day holiday for my US friends. I also wish my Canadian friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day holiday. My next post will be on Wednesday October 13. I will also post any additional Zazzle sales.

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Art of Delacroix; Tonal & Hue Contrasts



This is French artist, Eugene Delacroix’s painting, The Barque of Dante (1822). Delacroix was a leading Romantic artist who rejected the academic rules of his time. This painting is one of the first major shifts in Delacroix's paintings. His use of complementary hues (colors) painted side by side preceded the art of the Impressionists. The figure at the left front of the painting has been foreshortened. The dark values around the figure and also the mid tones modeling the body contrast and enhance the figure’s luminosity.

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Monday, 4 October 2010

Circular Compositions in Art. Zazzle Sales Information







This painting, Dutch Interior 1 (1928), is by Spanish artist, Joan Miro (1893 – 1983). It is a circular compositional structure. Miro achieved balance and unity by using repeated shapes and colors. Circular compositions suggest a central point even when nothing identifies the centre. When several shapes are in a group they suggest their own central point. A circular design leads the viewers around the painting and in and out of the painting. (H.R. Poore, N. Goldstein)

The second image is my painting, Cherries. I have also cropped the image to show the circular composition of the cherries. The cherries are circular shapes and combine to create a larger circular design. The cropped image can stand as a painting. The image is united by repeated shapes and colors. The design leads viewers around the painting and in and out of the painting.

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Friday, 1 October 2010

Zazzle.com Sale on Bags

There is another Zazzle.com sale. 50% off bags on October 1, 2010 from 1 pm, Eastern time until 5 pm, Eastern time. 20% off bags from October 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm, Eastern Time until October 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. Sale cannot be combined with any other sale. Code for both sales is FFHS50OFFBAG.

Ongoing sale. 50% off cards; 25% off pet apparel. (I do not sell pet apparel in my store. You can use this code in another shop.) Sale lasts until October 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. The code is HAPPYDOGWEEK.

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Color Mats & Frames for My Painting



This is my painting, Burpee Tomatoes. I used Photoshop Elements to add a double mat and frame. The painting is 8 by 10 inches; the mat, frame and painting are 13 by 15 inches. I like a 0.25 inch neutral gray lower mat. The gray will enhance the colors in my painting. In a prior post, I wrote many people recommend that the upper mat be the complement of the dominant color in the painting. I did not like the muted red upper mat; the complementary hue of the green tomatoes. Since the green tomatoes were at the sides of the painting, I decided to try a muted green. I like this selected hue of the upper mat (1.5 inches) with my painting. If you purchase a painting, you can try different hues out on a similar software program. You would first scan the painting into your computer. You might also take your painting to a frame it yourself store and view it with different mats. Remember you should also consider the color of your walls and the overall decor.

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