But it would just be a story.*
Instead, I'm going to take a step back, turn this little painting upside down, and practice noticing artistic elements that oppose each other visually.
A Story of Contrasts, by Dotty Seiter
• red vs. its complement
• straight edges vs. curved
• sharp edges vs. soft
• physically flat surfaces vs. textured/dimensional
• thin lines vs. thicker
• busy areas vs. quiet
• bright colors vs. dull
• dark hues vs. light
• veiled lines vs. bold.
|In the Morning We Would Wake and There Would Be Coffee|
4.4 x 6"; acrylic, ink, collage, and oil pastel on paper
*I did, in fact, tell my internal grouchy story via asemic writing that shows up palimpsestically in the veiled background behind the blossoms here—I let my conflicted mood rip and move on outta me!