Wednesday, October 5, 2016

COLOR, Day 7

I originally painted this study in a vertical orientation but later noticed it had a bit of a landscape feel so rotated it 90 degrees. Not sure if that detracts from COLOR's being seen immediately as the subject matter. I'll let you know when instructor Jane Davies weighs in!


Color #7, exploration started

The textural enhancements are relatively subtle but you can see them more clearly if you click on and thereby enlarge the image below.

Color #7, exploration enhanced
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three cool colors;
the yellow-green band is almost uniform in value, with just a hint of a lighter value at its top—
it's a band of saturation, without any markings, dividing the other two colors;
the blue area has both some changes in hue and a range of value 

moving from darker to lighter left to right;
the purple area has changes in hue and value but they're dispersed differently from the blue area


6 comments:

  1. The details in the purple make it look like a finely cut jewel. Very interesting, your use of color there. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. That jeweled look brings new meaning to purple mountains' majesty, don'tcha think? Fun to think that my rough brush strokes and some crayon tally marks became finely cut jewels. Who knew, way back in preschool days, what heights crayons could take us to?

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  2. You definitely are becoming a star in really describing what you see !!!

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    1. Thanks, Simone. Hard work, as you might imagine. I confess I was surprised to discover, through Jane's class, how little I know about the language that goes with visual content. I do find myself carrying bits and pieces of our learning into my flow moments in helpful ways.

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  3. First i love crayons,they have a special textue of their own. When I first saw the small images they did remind me of mountains. But, when I opened on the PC monitor and enlarged they became more abstract.like the darker yellow-green,and of course the crayon marks.

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    1. Crayons are grand fun! Glad the image stayed fairly abstract for you. I debated whether or not to post it in 'landscape' orientation or 'portrait.' Amusingly, when the piece is rotated clockwise, with the purple's ending up on the left, I can see the profile of a face in the purple!

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