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Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year & New Zazzle.com Sale

I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year. Zazzle.com is having a New Year sale. 20.11% off all orders. Customize items with my art. Sale ends January 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Code is in my shop announcement. Click on title of post or copy and paste URL into your browser to go to my shop. http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Zazzle.com Sale; Up to 50% Off

Zazzle.com sale of items with my art. 50% off cards. 25% off iphone and ipad cases. 15% off T-shirts/shirts, mugs. Sale is until December 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Code is in my shop announcement. Customize style, color and more. Click on title of post or copy and paste URL into your browser to go to my shop. http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*

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Monday, 13 December 2010

My Painting of a Male Head



This is my last post prior to the New Year. My next post will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. I wish my readers a wonderful holiday season.

This is a painting I did using water soluble oils. I used a complementary color scheme of muted orange and blue. This is a sketch rather than a portrait painting. I was interested in painting the man’s features and the head covering. I like to paint faces in the crowd that interest me. I am charmed by head coverings, earrings and unique hair styles. I frequently change colors and more to suit my interest. When I paint skin, I like to use a warm muted orange. This hue (color) is enhanced by the cool complementary blue background. I like three quarter profiles. These profiles provide opportunities to more clearly see the faces’ features.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

My New Still Life Painting; Analysis of Color's Elements



In a prior post, I wrote about the compositional structure and background in my new painting, Apples and Pear. In studying the elements of color, the painting has a dominant cool temperature. I will be adding more shadow on the leaves to the right. The hues are primarily the complements, red and green. Complementary colors enhance each other. The warm light source is from the left and therefore form shadows are cool. The middle tone values (gray scale) are dominant with a small amount of light and dark values. The intensity of the fruit and leaves was strong. I muted these colors with their complements.

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Monday, 6 December 2010

My Still Life Painting; Compositional Structure & Background.




I have almost completed this still life painting on canvas. Like many still life paintings, the compositional structure is a triangle. The apex of the triangle is the leaves. The leaves are not my focal point. There is a second smaller triangle that starts at the upper apple; this apple is my focal point. The background and its hues (colors) need careful consideration. My background is a muted red green. The table is a lighter muted red green. I deliberately made the background hues with the hues of my subjects, red and green. This use of similar hues results in a harmonious painting.

Click on title of this post to buy images of my paintings on items, i.e. fine art prints, greeting cards, posters, shirts and mugs. Customize style, color, border and more. Final prices are shown after you customize products and select the quantity of the product in my store and other stores. Did you know that my items are in the public setting? If you are on another Zazzle site, i.e. Zazzle.ca, you can buy my items. You will not be eligible for sales on Zazzle.com. If you received this post via email (feedburner), you may need to copy and paste this URL into your browser, http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist* .

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Friday, 3 December 2010

Backgrounds in Still Life Paintings



In a previous post I wrote about my painting, Orange and Grapes on Plate. Backgrounds of still life paintings are important and need careful consideration. In my painting, I used a muted violet. This hue (color) enhances the warm orange slices. I frequently paint backgrounds using a mixture of 2 hues that are from objects in my painting. The main hue of this mixture is usually the complement of my focal point. As I also mentioned, dark colors are not close to objects I wish to paint with a luminous glow. Dark values will detract from the luminosity of the object. Colors may be dark and still transparent. Transparent paints will push a shape further back from the picture plane. Representational artists often use transparent paints in the backgrounds of their art.

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Still Life Paintings - Master Artist Chardin



French artist, Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) was a master at painting still life subjects. Chardin painted in a realistic style and was known for his use of color and light. The above painting is, The Attributes of the Arts (1766). The compositional structure is a triangle; often seen in still life paintings. The head of the statue is at the top of the triangle. This is an important visual location. The light source is on the left and results in depth and color. Chardin turned ordinary subjects into wonderful art with his compositions, colors and light.

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