Sunday, October 23, 2016

MONOCHROME STRIPES, Day 7

I could not get a good photograph of this piece. The colors you see below? Not the colors I see with my naked eye.

For sure, the piece has greater visual impact live than photographed, but I have to tell ya it ain't terrific regardless. Its tight range of monochromatic color reinforces for me the favorable impact that variety and contrast—even when subtle—offer in captivating the eye. In fact, without its very subtle mark-making this piece would be a total wash.

Despite the above grumbling, I actually had fun making this piece, experimenting with just how close I could get two tones and still have them be distinguishable, just how subtle I could make marks and still have them be discernible.

Monostripes #7

4 comments:

  1. Love the barely there marks. The warmth, the circles and the lighter top left corner :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I enjoyed making the barely-there, tone-on-tone marks: I think I added marks to at least 9-10 stripes. That upper left corner feels a tad too prominent since it's radically lighter than anything else but, without it, this piece would fall asleep—or WE would!

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  2. This piece really speaks to me. I love the muted earthy colors. Agree with Sheila about the subtle marks. Does have a calm and warm feeling. Could be an old ceramic tile!

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    1. Carol, what fun to get your take on this piece—the idea of its being a tile gives all that calm, warm, monochrome subtlety a whole different way of being in the world. Love that it speaks to you. Thanks so much for your comments.

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