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Friday, 26 February 2010

The Exciting Colors & Texture in Water in My Fine Art Painting

This postcard’s image is a detail from my painting, Waterfall in the Mist. It is available at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. The Zazzle.com sale of 22% off 2 or more shirts/T-Shirts, mugs and hats continues. The promotion code is entered at check out so you can buy items from more than one store.

This is one of my favourite works. I love the colours in the water. Water is transparent and you see the colours under and around it. Below the water you might see rocks, clear sand or a dark mud colour. In this scene, I saw the warm sunlight on the waterfall and the blue of the sky. My warm sunlight is orange against the complement, blue. These complements when painted side by side enhance each colour (simultaneous contrast). On the water’s flat surface before it reaches the falls, there is blue from the sky, some green from the bushes and a small amount of muted orange added for contrast. The colours and textures in the waterfall are exciting and vibrant.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The Excitement of Colors in My Painting - "Winter Colours"


This image is of my painting, Winter Colours.

In my previous post, I wrote about my interest in painting the colours on the snow. Since this was a winter scene, the dominant colours in my painting were cool in temperature. I exaggerated the colours on the snow to achieve a more vibrant colour mixture. In the original scene, the sunlight was not from the left. I made the sunlight from the left. I wanted to paint an exciting mix of warm colours in the building’s larger side. I could have created more space, atmosphere and a cooler impression by glazing a thin layer of white over the building, trees and sky. This was not what I wanted for Winter Colours.

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Kid's Shirt with Image of my Painting, Impression Windmill.
Zazzle.com is having a sale. 22% off 2 or more T-Shirts/shirts, mugs and hats. The code is TWOTWENTYTWO. The sale is until March 1/10 at 11:59 pm, pacific time. (http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist) .


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Monday, 22 February 2010

Analysis of My Painting, "Winter Colours"


This image is of a painting in progress and the image in gray scale (values), (Winter Colours).
I wanted to achieve the sense of isolation I feel during winter. The dominant value is middle tones. The light tones are close in amount to the middle tones. There are a few dark tones. The building is a cube form with a wedge on top. The sunlight is from the left. The local colour is the cube’s darker tone. You can see the sharp edges where the planes of light and local colour meet. These sharp edges are typical in cube forms. (See my prior posts.) The dominant colours are cool in temperature. The colour of the snow reflects the colour of the sky. I exaggerated the colour of the snow. In the original scene, the fence did not have a break in it. I put a break in the fence so the viewer was not blocked from entering the background. Most of the activity is in the left horizontal square. This is left horizontal rabatment. (See prior post.)

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Friday, 19 February 2010

Light and Dark Values in Art - The Outside Bottom Half Sphere


This infant's shirt has an image of my painting, "Autumn Landscape". Available at Zazzle.

The bottom half of a sphere form (outside) receives little light. It frequently has only middle tones and shadow. It may also have reflected light in the shadow. Artists can make forms less flat by adding a small amount of middle tone to the outer edges of the form both on the light and shadow sides including the reflections.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Hollow Cylinders, Half Spheres, Reverse Cones in Art-Fight Breast Cancer


Look inside hollow cylinders, half spheres and reverse cones. Inside these forms are concave. The outside of these forms were convex. Because light does not reach the inside of these forms, the values or light and dark areas are reversed. The outside is in shadow; the opposite area inside is light. Where the outside is in light, the inside area is in shadow. The values inside are reversed. Try an experiment with a bowl. Under light, the values will be reversed. Look at the rim of the bowl, the value of the rim should be the same. Many vases are a spere with a reverse cone on on top or bottom.


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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Fight Breast Cancer - Bid, Buy Painting, Autumn Landscape


I am having a single auction sale of my painting, Autumn Landscape. The auction ends February 23 at 9:20 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. Search for the word, “babad”. http://www.ebay.ca or http://www.ebay.com/ . I will donate 50 percent of the money I receive to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, http://www.cbcf.org/ontario . This charitable organization has a wonderful mission.

The CBCF supports this auction. The Foundation benefits all with its works, regardless of country. As a Canadian breast cancer survivor, I participated in a research project for less invasive surgical operations. The tumour was sent to the U.S. for study and follow up. Countries shared research and knowledge and I continue to participate in research projects.
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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Mission Statement

As the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for:
Relevant and innovative research,
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Early diagnosis and effective treatment, and
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Monday, 15 February 2010

Tops of Cubes, Cylinders, Half Spheres, Reverse Cones in Art



This is a detail from my painting, Autumn Landscape, and an image of the detail in a gray scale (values).

The tops of these forms (cubes, cylinders, half spheres, reverse cones) include colours of the objects above them. They might include warm sunlight, blue sky colours, green from the leaves. A still life under a north sky would have cool light. These tops are usually lighter than the object’s sides in light. The tops have sharp edges with the sides of the forms. I wrote previously that I soften these edges slightly as I find the edges so sharp that the object does not hold its form. I had written about rectangular forms. These are really cube forms as rectangles are usually shapes.

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Friday, 12 February 2010

Cones, Forms in Art - Light, Temperature, Value


Image of my painting, Outdoor Market, and the image converted to a gray scale. See reproductions of my art at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.

The umbrellas are cones in form. The warm sunlight is coming from the left front side. These areas of the umbrellas are warm and light in value. This is particularly noticeable on the left front umbrella and the back right umbrella. The mid tones (local colour) are next to each side of the umbrellas’ light. The form shadows are on both sides of the cones’ mid tones. The shadows are cool and darker than the mid tones. Again, changes of colour temperature and value are not abrupt as was seen in the cube/rectangular forms. These changes are soft and blurred as they were in the spherical and cylinder forms. (See my previous posts.)

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Cylindrical Forms in Art - Light, Temperature, Color



Image of a tree trunk, detail from my painting and the image converted to a gray scale. See reproductions of my art at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.

The tree’s trunk is cylindrical in form. The warm sunlight is coming from the right side. This area of the trunk is warm and light in value. The mid tone (local colour) is next. The form shadow is on the left side of the tree. The shadow is cool and darker than the mid tones. Changes of colour temperature and value are not abrupt as was seen in cube/rectangular forms. These changes are soft and blurred as they were in spherical forms. (See my post of Feb. 4).

If the sunlight came from the front of the trunk, the warm light value would be in the middle of the trunk. The middle tones would be on both sides of the light. The form shadow would also be on both sides of the middle tones.

Remember that artists might choose to use sharp edges at the plane’s changes for creative reasons.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org/.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Sphere Forms in Art - Temperature, Value, Colour


Image of my painting, Burpee Tomatoes and the image converted to a gray scale. See reproductions of my art at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.

The tomatoes are spheres in form. The warm sunlight is coming from the upper left. This area of the tomatoes is warm and light in value. I exaggerated the light. The mid tones (local colour) circle the spheres. The form shadow circles the outer edge of the sphere. The shadow is cool and darker than the mid tones. There are reflections easily seen from the middle orange tomato on the right bottom green tomato. Changes of colour temperature and value are not abrupt as was seen in rectangular forms. (See my post of Feb. 4).

The local colour is the colour of the object not in direct light or shadow. Some artists paint these middle tones with hues of the background. This technique helps unify the painting and integrate the object with its background.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

Friday, 5 February 2010

My Apology to the Person whose Email I Deleted

I want to apologize to the person that sent me an email asking if they could put a link to my site on their site. I accidentally deleted it. I hope you will write me again. Arlene

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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Painting Rectangular Forms - Light, Shadow, Local Colour


Print of my painting, Covered Bridge and the print converted to a gray scale. See more reproductions at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. Zazzle.com has reduced shipping prices until Feb. 8 (see details). My original paintings are on sale at http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com.

The covered bridge is rectangular in form and the wedge on top is part of a rectangle. The wedge should not be considered a cone. The warm light is coming from the right. This plane of the rectangle is warm and light in value. The plane of the rectangle in shadow and the cast shadow are not seen; they are opposite the plane in sunlight. The plane of the covered bridge facing the viewer is the local colour. As I wrote, with rectangular forms, the abrupt changes in colour temperature and value at the edge of the planes in sunlight and local colour make this painting more dramatic (see my post of Feb. 3). I have seen artists use rectangle forms to make their painting more dramatic although the object’s form might have been cylindrical.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across the street from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Forms in Art - Sphere, Rectangle, Cylinder, Cone

Postcard of my painting, Elora Gorge. See more reproductions at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. My original paintings are on sale at http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com.

Cezanne said that in life there were 4 major forms; the rectangle, the sphere, the cylinder and the cone. This viewpoint is helpful when drawing and painting light and shadow. The human head can be viewed as an elongated sphere or 2 overlapping spheres. Arms, legs and tree branches can appear to be cylindrical in form. I have often looked at mountains and seen rectangles or wedges of rectangles. Some hats and other objects might be viewed as cones. These forms can be upside down, foreshortened or in part. A half of an orange might be seen as a half sphere. When you look at light and shadow, changes of value are more subtle in spheres, cylinders and cones. A rectangle or wedge has stronger contrasts at their edges. See a wedge shape on top of a tower. The contrast between the light, local colour and shadow is sharp. Artists can alter this light on forms. I saw a wonderful painting where the artist used more distinct contrasts of light and shadow when painting people and horses. This sharp value contrast made the painting dynamic.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across the street from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

Colour Temperatures in Painting & My Upcoming Exhibit

Fine art print of my painting, Burpee Tomatoes. See prints and more at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist.

I am pleased to announce that in August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across the street from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th.
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Temperatures of colours can be cool or warm. It is best that you allow one temperature to be dominant in your paintings. Warm colours are orange, red, and yellow. Cool colours are blue, violet and green. White and black are cool but this can vary when a colour is added. I am currently painting a winter scene. The dominant temperature is cool. The snow on the ground reflects the cool violet blue of my sky colour. I have also added some yellow white to reflect the sunlight and add a warm colour to contrast with the dominant cool colours.