Thursday, 5 August 2010
This is an image of my painting, Bird of Paradise, and the image in gray scale (values). This painting is on display in my gallery exhibit. I used contrast in color hues and temperature; blue, green and orange. I wanted to achieve a sensation of soaring. The bottom blue-green stem is an oblique shape moving from thick to thin. The upper blue-green stem also moves from thick to thin but the top leaf moves the eye back into the painting. It is the upper orange petals shaped like 2 wings that contribute to the feeling of soaring. Rudolf Arnheim in his book, Art and Visual Perception, A Psychology of the Creative Eye, notes that when a shape moves from upper left to lower right, we perceive this as a shape falling downward. When a shape moves from lower left to upper right, viewers perceive this as a shape soaring upward.
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During August 2010 my paintings are 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 ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 12:38