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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Sale of 50% off Calendars



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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Artist, Seurat, His Paintings & Pointillism



Post impressionist French artist, Georges Seurat (1859 – 1891) expanded on Vermeer’s pointillist style, painting dots of broken color optically mixed by the viewer’s eyes. This painting, Bathers at Asniers (1882 – 1884) was not painted with pointillist technique but Seurat later added areas of dots to create a luminous style. You can see dots of complementary colors, blue and orange added to the hat. Seurat used clear color and forms. His compositions were academic in nature. Notice the white lines behind the two major figures. The lines push the figures forward from the background and emphasize these figures.

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Artist, Vermeer & Pointillism in Paintings



Dutch artist, Vermeer (1632 – 1675), painted A Street in Delft. Vermeer is known for his paintings of women in rooms. While he painted few landscapes, his impact on other landscape artists was significant. Vermeer’s work emphasized clarity. His paintings are acknowledged for his light, luminosity and objects. This painting shows the start of pointillism technique. Post impressionist artist, Seurat expanded on the pointillist style painting dots of broken color unified by the viewer’s eyes.

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Sale. 25% off Shirts & Necklaces with My Art

Zazzle.com sale. 25% off the shirt and necklace net sale price. The coupon code is in my shop announcement. Offer is valid through January 29, 2011 at 11:59 PM PT. This offer does not apply to screen printed apparel. Click on title of post or URL to go to my shop. http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Color in Art; My Still Life Painting, Flower and Fruit



This is my painting, Flower and Fruit Still Life. The dominant temperature is cool. I mentioned in my prior post that I worked with 2 pairs of complements; orange and blue, green and red. The dominant value is mid dark tones. While the objects are close to the picture plane, I made the background recede into space. I also changed the hue and value in the background. The color moves from dark black green to mid muted green. I made black by mixing a violet red with yellow green. I needed to add the orange hue elsewhere in my painting. I put some on the leaves. I couldn’t see another location that would suit my expressive purpose. The light source is from the above left side.

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Shapes in Art & My Still Life Painting



I am currently working on this still life painting. I wish to discuss shape. Shape is an area enclosed by a line or values. It is considered best to have an odd number of shapes. In my painting, I had planned to paint a third orange at the left side of the vase. My design is close to the picture plane and I felt this addition would not work. Shapes should also be unified. My positive shapes are circular and oval. Negative shapes are the background (back wall and table). I am using 2 pairs of complements; orange and blue, green and red. I plan to darken and dull the bottom 2 leaves and soften edges of the flower.

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Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Different Composition for My Still Life Painting






This is my new still life painting, Mixed Fruit. It is on 20.4 by 25.5 cm (8 by 10 inch) canvas. The second image highlights eye movement through the painting. Many still life paintings are serene and calm; I wanted to make my painting dynamic and exciting. A horizontal format is calm. I used a vertical format that suggests energy and strength. The berries are close to the picture plane and therefore animated. The eye movement through the painting is rapid. The similar shapes and hues (color) of the orange colored fruit ensure a quick movement through the painting. The viewer moves from the berries along the path of the orange fruit. The eye then moves to the banana and back to the berries. The eye moves again through the painting. The muted background provides a resting place for the viewer. The compositional structure is triangular. The focal point is the orange colored fruit at the top of the triangle. The top of a triangle has strong visual weight. Like many Asian paintings, my still life is hierarchal in format.

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Artist, Artemisia Gentileschi & Her Paintings



This painting is by Roman artist, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1652). The painting is Susanna and the Elders (1610). Gentileschi was abused as a woman and an artist. Her paintings reflected the abuse she suffered. She was one of the first female post Renaissance artists to achieve recognition. In the biblical painting, Susanna is astonished by two judges who attempt to rape her. Gentileschi was also raped and her paintings reflect this abuse and the abuse she faced at the trial of her rapist. Susanna is modeled and sensual. The figure in the red cape expresses his evil intentions. Gentileschi used tenebrism to emphasize important objects in her paintings. Tenebrism is the use of a large dark area beside a smaller light area (and vice versa) to emphasize this contrast of value.

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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Radial Compositional Structure in My Painting, Amaryllis




The compositional structure in my painting, Amaryllis, is a radial burst. Shapes and forms burst from the centre, in this painting the top of the stems. The force of the burst usually makes this design structure out of place for still images. The design does have an expressive, impulsive action. This design also has repetition and alteration of the yellow blooms and violet background. This results in added movement across the picture plane.

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My New Floral Painting - Amaryllis




I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

This is my new painting, Amaryllis. I received this beautiful plant as a gift. Although called an Amaryllis, research showed these plants are a Hippeastrum. The plants are a flowering bulb often sold in winter because of their ability to bloom inside. My plant had 2 stems. The buds were closed and had 4 flowers each when they bloomed. I was able to study the plant as it bloomed and took many photographs from different sides. I also took photographs with different lighting; frontal, side and back lighting. I placed a dark blue red in the background and was able to get colourful shadows. I made the background in my painting a muted green violet. Violet is the complement of yellow. The light source is from the left. The dominant value (gray scale) is middle tones. The painting is acrylic on 20.4 by 25.5 cm (8 by 10 inch) canvas mounted on wood stretcher bars.

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