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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/.