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Friday, 29 January 2010

Location and Effects of Objects in Fine Art Paintings

Greeting card with image of my painting, Cherries. This card and other items with images of my painting are available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.

When objects are close to the front edge of paintings, they reach into the viewers’ space. This creates intimacy and drama. When the main object faces forward, the object can appear animated. Objects further away from the front edge create atmosphere. There is more quiet space. There is also a sense of tranquillity and mystery. Artists can use both placements in their painting.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Making Brown & Gray Paints for Fine Art Painting

Travel mug with an image of my painting, The Wreck. The mug and other items with my painting are available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. You can customize my products; change colour, style, etc.

I use a paint colour, Burnt Sienna. It is a warm orange brown. But I also mix paints to create brown colours. You can mix warm colours with green and make a variety of brown colours. You can mix orange, red or yellow with green paints. I don’t like to fully mix my colours. You can achieve a more interesting colour when you under mix your paints. To make gray colours, you can mix complementary colours, i.e. orange and blue. Grays have a cool hue base. If you add a little white to your gray mixtures, you will achieve an attractive gray colour.

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Monday, 25 January 2010

Texture & Perspective in My Fine Art Painting

This hat has an image of my painting, The Grain Mill. It is available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. The original painting has just over a day left at my special eBay auction. It has a low start rate & free shipping within Canada and to the US. Search, babad. http://www.ebay.com or http://www.ebay.ca.

I was interested in painting the texture of the waterfall. Texture can be actual and/or depicted. In my painting, I used both actual and depicted texture. The grain mill is also painted using two point linear perspective. I have written about linear perspective.


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Friday, 22 January 2010

Values, Temperature, Focal Point of New Painting - Impression Windmill


Impression Windmill
Acrylic on canvas
Greeting card as well as posters & prints are available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.
Grayscale image of my painting. Painting is not yet posted for sale.
These images are based on my new painting. The dominant value is middle tones. The dominant colour temperature is cool. My focal point is the windmill; particularly the top of the windmill. It is approximately one third from the top of the canvas and one third from the left side of the canvas. It has dark and light values. The fence and path move toward the windmill. I found the research I did on types of windmills interesting.

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Analysis of My Painting-The Grain Mill


My painting, The Grain Mill and the image in grayscale. The painting is on auction with a special start rate at eBay. Search, babad. http://www.ebay.com or http://www.ebay.ca. Images of the painting on items, i.e. prints, posters, shirts, greeting cards, are available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. A postcard of this image won Zazzle's Today's Best Award.

The grayscale image shows that this painting is primarily in middle tone values. The painting has predominantly cool colour temperatures. The mill, primarily the top, is the focal point. It is approximately one third from the left side of the canvas and one third from the top of the canvas. It has the lightest light beside a dark shape. The majority of activity is in the left horizontal square of the painting, rabatment. I enjoyed painting the texture of the waterfall.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Auction Listing on eBay. My painting, "The Grain Mill"

I have a special auction listing on eBay for my painting, The Grain Mill. Shipping is free within Canada and to the U.S. The auction ends on January 26. Search, babad. http://www.ebay.ca/ or http://www.ebay.com/ .




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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Colour & Modeling in Art- Painting, "Cherries"


Cherries
Arylic on canvas. Image of painting in gray scale. Original painting is available at http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com. Images of painting on items, i.e. prints, poster, shirts, available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.

I talked about colour in art. In my painting, Cherries, the local colour of the cherries is a violet red. I used an orange red with yellow and some white to make the part of the cherries in sunlight. The highlight is a pink white. The form shadow is violet. The highlight on the cherries is the lightest value and the mid tone (between the light and shadow) is darker. The form shadow is dark. The temperature and value of the cherries create the 3rd dimension of the cherries in space. You can see the red reflection from the cherries in the shadow of the trees. The modeling of the cherries with value is seen clearly in the grayscale image.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Painting Light on an Object

Greeting card of my painting, Burpee Tomatoes. As I mentioned I have a single auction listing of my painting, Burpee Tomatoes. If the auction is successful, I intend to donate 20% of the money I receive ( not including tax or shipping) to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Go to http://www.ebay.com or http://www.ebay.ca and search "babad".

Think of light as colour. Light has the temperature of the sunlight, i.e. warm. Light will mix with the local colour of your object. When painting a red apple, add yellow and orange with the red. This will add light and warmth. Add white. I like to add white on the canvas as it can make your colours look like chalk.


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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

EBay Art Auction of my Painting - Burpee Tomatoes

Since I have my own internet shops, I am having a single auction listing of this painting, Burpee Tomatoes, on sale. Advanced search, user ID artbyarlenebabad. On http://www.ebay.ca/ or http://www.ebay.com/ .

I hope to donate a percentage of the money I receive to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, http://www.cbcf.org/ . This charitable organization has a wonderful mission. Unfortunately, charitable donations on eBay are only available through U.S. buyers and sellers. However, if I have a successful auction, I will still donate a percentage of the money I receive to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation benefits all with its works, regardless of country.

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Colour After Image in Art

This poster or print of my painting, The Grain Mill, is available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. A postcard of this painting won Zazzle's Today's Best Award.


After image of colours is an optical occurrence. Consider the complementary pair of orange and blue colours. Stare at an orange shape for several seconds and then look at a white shape. You will see the complement, blue, on the white shape. The blue will be lighter but it will also mirror the shape of the orange colour. Stare at an orange shape and then look at a second blue shape. You will see a brighter blue mirroring the original orange shape. This observable fact is called after image. Artists can use this event in their paintings.



Friday, 8 January 2010

Analysis of My Painting, "Mountains and Waterholes"


Poster, print of my painting, Mountains and Waterholes, available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist . Image of painting in gray scale. The original painting is available at http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com/ ($70; free shipping).
This is a poster of a painting I had posted, Mountains and Waterholes. I have also added the image in a gray scale (value). The dominant values are in the mid tones. There are light values. The gray scale shows that there are only a few dark colours. The painting is primarily 2 complementary colours; orange and blue. The warm orange colour is dominant. The focal point, seen easily in the gray scale image, has the lightest light and darkest dark. The focal point is around the lower horizontal third and the right vertical third of the painting. The shape of the orange mountains also adds to eye movement. With dominant values and colours, my painting has unity.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Secondary Focal Point in Art & Repetition

U.S. Postage Stamp with image of my painting, The Train. Available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist* . The original painting is available at http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com ($70; free shipping).

I wrote about focal points. It is recommended that there be a secondary focal point. This secondary point should be subtle and not detract from the main focal point. You can repeat colours, values and shapes. Even if you do not use a secondary focal point, subtle colours, values and shapes should be repeated elsewhere in the painting. You should also have contrasts in your painting. If the dominant value in your painting is light, add dark and mid tone values.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

New Painting, The Train - Now on Sale

The Train
8 by 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas on wood stretcher bars


I have done several posts analyzing this painting. It is now selling; $70, free shipping. http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com/




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Monday, 4 January 2010

Focal Point in My Painting, The Train

Child's shirt with an image of my painting, "The Train". Shirts are available in different styles, colours, and sizes at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*.



The focal point of my painting is the front of the train. The area has the lightest light and the darkest dark. The area is around the lower horizontal third and the right vertical third of the painting. Is the main activity in the right horizontal square of the painting (rabatment)? My painting has unity and balance with dominance of mid values and cool temperature colors.


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