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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Line in Painting, Modigliani's Caryatid



This painting is by artist, Amedeo Modigliani (1881-1920). The painting is one of Modigliani’s Caryatid’s (1913). His delicate, stylized art was based on line. He primarily painted female nudes and portraits. Modigliani used line to define the face, form and contours. He later filled the areas with flat colors. A Caryatid is an architectural supporting column in the shape of a female figure. In the painting, line marks the figure's outer and inner contours and is in front of a plain background. Modigliani cared for sculpture and his series of Caryatids showed this attraction.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Landscape Painting, "Mountains and Waterholes"



This is my painting, Mountains and Waterholes. It is acrylic on canvas mounted on wood stretcher bars. The painting is based on the complementary colors (hues), orange and blue. It has a dominant warm temperature. It has four major shapes. The compositional structure is convergence. The shapes converge at the point where the 2 mountains connect. The light is from the left. Many people prefer the complementary pair, orange and blue. Red and green are very close in value (gray scale) and yellow and violet are far apart in value.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Picture Plane & Design Principles in My Still Life Painting



This is my unfinished still life painting. In my prior post I wrote about the L shape compositional structure. I also painted this still life in vertical format and not the calm horizontal format. I also like my shapes close to the picture plane. I studied and am interested in abstract design principles. This is one reason why I place my shapes close to the picture plane. It is not necessary to have the shapes close to the picture plane with design principles. I like the animation and shapes I achieve with this technique.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

L Shaped Compositional Structure in Paintings, My Still Life




This still life painting is not yet finished. While many would consider the compositional structure triangular, I consider it an L shape compositional structure. In looking at compositional structures, artists can identify possible problems. In the L shape structure it is important to integrate the remaining area with the L shape. It is for this reason that I used a textured pattern in the background. In this painting I am using 2 pairs of complementary hues; orange and blue, red and green. I wrote about using color to model form. I used color to model the vase, bowl and grapes. The light is from the left and the form shadow is on the right. The value on the objects gets darker (gray scale) as they turn away from the light. I was also interested in painting the translucent grapes.

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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Achieve Space & Model Form with Color Temperatures in Paintings



In a prior post, I wrote about the use of color to express emotions. Color in art may also be used to provide a third dimension in your paintings and model form. Space is a lighter value (gray scale) as you move into depth. Since warm colors advance and cool colors recede, artists can create an object, i.e. apple, with spatial quality by using color temperatures. The French artist, Cezanne was a master at using color temperatures as you can view in his above painting. Cezanne used color temperatures to model form.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

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Art's Expressive Color Use in Paintings





Color in art has many uses. One use is to express emotions, feelings and mood. The above painting, Mother and Child (1928) was painted by French artist, Marie Laurencin (1883 – 1956). The artist used color to express an affectionate, warm-hearted mood. The image in values (gray scale) shows little contrast except for the eyes and parts of the background. The warm and muted hues provide viewers with a loving, delicate image. Components of color are hue,value and intensity. Artists use these components to express the mood of their paintings.

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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Color in Still Life Paintings, Artist Chardin



Artist, Chardin was known for his masterful still life paintings (French, 1699 – 1779). Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin used colors and blended light and shadow to achieve volume and depth. His painting, Still Life with Plums and Nuts (1765), shows his skill with realist paintings. He used a variety of color intensities. The compositional structure is a triangle. The background is painted with a gradation of light. The objects are carefully modeled. I am painting a series of still life art and Chardin's work is well worth studying.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Artist Jan van Eyck, Father of Oil Painting



Flemish artist, Jan van Eyck (1390 – 1441) is known as the father of oil painting. While he did not invent oil painting, he found new ways to paint with this medium particularly glazing. He painted light and color in a naturalistic style. The above painting, Man in a Red Turban (1433) is thought to be a self portrait. Van Eyck’s use of glazing transparent layers of paint over dry layers of paint resulted in intense, vivid color.

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