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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Diagonal Direction in Paintings





Diagonal directions are more dynamic than horizontal. They add movement and also contribute to perspective. Diagonals contrast well with strong vertical directions. This is seen in French artist’s Degas above painting, Ballet Scene, and my painting, The Corner Store. Skies are better if they are a diagonal shape. Diagonal directions also suggest conflict.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Analysis of a Painting, Dominance, Repetition, Movement



My painting, The Corner Store is acrylic on canvas (20.4 by 25.5 cm, 8 by 10 inches). I painted with loose expressive brush strokes and little detail. This is similar to art by the impressionists, i.e. Monet. The painting is a dominant light value (gray scale); there is some middle tone and less dark value. The painting has a dominant warm temperature. The focal point is the man with the black hat. There are several ways into the painting and towards my focal point, i.e. the path, the awning, the boxes. I have used all colors twice but my color trail is the yellow hue. I have also repeated the triangular shape; this repetition helps move viewers around the painting. There is a triangular shape at the front right canvas. There are 3 triangular shapes at the top; the yellow section of the awning, the tree and the light blue sky shape.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Painting the Color of the Sky, My Painting, "The Corner Store"





This is my new painting, The Corner Store (acrylic on canvas). My goal was to do loose brush work. In this post I talk about sky colors. There are images of the sky in saturated color and gray scale (value); before I painted the trees. We are familiar with vertical atmospheric perspective; the blue sky moves from the zenith to the horizon. The sky gets lighter as we move towards the horizon. At the horizon, the sky can be light blue, muted orange or warm gray. There is also a color change horizontally as we approach the sun. In my painting, the sun is coming from the far left. The sky is lighter as you approach the sun; it is warmer closer to the sun. In my painting, I have used a green.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Cross as Compositional Structure in Art, Artist van der Weyden



The above painting is by Flemish artist, Rogier van der Weyden (1399-1464). The compositional structure in his painting, The Descent from the Cross (1435), is based on the Latin cross. Viewers first see the important vertical line. The line is the direction of gravity. The pose of the Virgin Mary, repeats the pose of the Christ figure including the two figures that hold her as she falls. This pose was new for Flemish art; a technique of van der Weyden. The canons of Denis the Carthusian (Roman Catholic theologian and mystic) stressed the consequence of the Virgin Mary and her belief in Christ's spirit at the moment of his death. Denis expresses the conviction that the Virgin Mary was near death when Christ died; Van der Weyden's painting suggests this idea.

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