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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Use of Brush Work in Art, Expressive Paintings by Franz Hals



Antwerp artist Franz Hals (1580-1666) was well known for his portrait paintings. His loose brushstrokes and use of colors resulted in an expressiveness not achieved by his fellow artists. Hals’ above painting, Malle Babbe (1633-1635) conveys an impulsive image. His free brushstrokes depict a wonderful communicative portrait.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Composition & Color, My Painting "The Rose"







This is my painting, The Rose. I was interested in the rhythmic curves of the flower’s petals. My simple composition and colors convey this objective. I used 2 colors; red and green. These colors are a complementary pair on the triadic color wheel. The bottom image shows my art work in 4 values (gray scale, Photoshop posterized). This limited value image successfully conveys both the flower and the rhythmic curves of the petals.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Focal Point in Painting & Composition. 3 Art Studies









The compositions of most good paintings have a focal point. A focal point attracts the viewer’s eyes. The focal point attracts viewers by location and/or elements of art. In Goya’s painting, The Third of May (1814), the focal point is the man with the white shirt. The white is the lightest value (gray scale) in the painting. The man’s shape is emphasized by his upraised arms. The rifles point at him. If one looks at the man’s location and considers the rule of thirds (a location of pleasing proportions; emphasis: similar to rabatment and the Golden Mean), he is approximately one third from the left side of the canvas. There can be a secondary focal point in a painting but the secondary focal point should not compete with the main focal point. In my opinion, the secondary focal point is the first man on the right with the rifle. His silhouette is distinct from the other soldiers. He stands in front of a light square form.

In my painting, Crashing Waves by Lighthouse, the lighthouse is my focal point. It has the lightest and darkest values. The lighthouse stands isolated. The horizontal distance to the lighthouse is the same as the vertical side of the painting. This rabatment is another place of emphasis. In this painting my secondary focal area was the waves.

In my painting, Storm Cloud over Land, the church is my focal point. It is the lightest value against the darkest value. The shape of the building is different from the other shapes in the painting. The diagonal lines in the foreground point to the church. The church is isolated. It is close to the golden mean of the painting.


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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Painting Crashing Waves by Lighthouse, Spain



This is my new painting, Crashing Waves by Lighthouse, Ribadeo, Spain. My primary idea for this painting was emotional like my painting, Storm Cloud over Land (see prior post). Both paintings have cool dominant temperatures. Both paintings have diagonal shapes. In the painting Crashing Waves, I conveyed the movement of the waves contrasted against the strong vertical lighthouse. Unlike my painting, Storm Cloud, my brushstrokes in this new painting’s sky are smooth.

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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Painting a Coming Storm; Convey Power & Fury







The primary idea for my painting, Storm Cloud over Land was emotional and not descriptive. I wanted to convey the power and fury of the coming storm. The painting has a cool dominant temperature. I have limited it to 4 values (dark, light; gray scale). I try to limit my paintings to 4 values. I have seen some wonderful old master paintings that have been limited to 3 values. The dominant value is middle tone; there is a large dark value. The shapes and lines are primarily diagonal to enhance the tension and dynamic idea. I decided to make the dark cloud with visible brush work to again create movement. While most clouds are painted with smooth brush work, this did not meet my objective. Do you feel the power of the coming storm?

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