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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Artist Cezanne's Use of Color, Light and Composition



French artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1905) was a post impressionist artist. He investigated objects and areas around them. Cezanne’s work influenced the Cubists. His painting, Apples and Oranges (1899) shows his use of color to model form, light and composition. The picture is on an undefined plane. The design of the fabric is an interesting shape. Cezanne propped his objects in different positions that altered the traditional picture plane and perspective.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Baroque Art and the Artist Rubens



Baroque Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1639), was known for his wonderful compositions and colors. I particularly like his flesh colors as seen in this painting, The Three Graces (1635). Rubens linked his forms, colors and lights. The forms are modeled with a warm light. His nude female forms were sensual and curvaceous. Baroque artists were motivated by drama and the theatre. The art conveyed extreme emotions.

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Texure in Paintings, Actual and Depicted





Texture in painting is the quality of a material on the support which can be felt or be an illusion. Actual texture is a texture that can be felt on the support. Depicted texture is made by the artist to occur as an illusion. A pattern with repeated elements or a design is also referred to as texture. In his painting, Glass and Bottle of Suze (1912), Picasso pasted papers on his support. This is actual texture. In my painting, Fruit at the Tea Market, I painted the texture of wood in the background, depicted texture.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Overlapping Shapes in Painting Create Space



Overlapping of shapes and forms in painting is a powerful technique to create space. When an overlapped shape is larger, warmer in temperature or has stronger elements that advance shapes, the overlapped shape will be seen behind the overlapping shape. On the left side of my painting, Burpee Tomatoes, the cooler green tomato is seen in front of the warmer orange tomato. This is despite the fact that warm colors advance and cool colors recede.

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Color, Shape & Picture Plane in my New Still Life Painting



I previously wrote about my painting, Fruit at the Tea House. I plan to make a few minor changes before I post if for sale. This painting has a dominant warm temperature; this is contrasted with the cool temperature of the melon and front shelf. The design is primarily circular. There are also strong vertical and horizontal lines and shapes. The background has vertical lines but it also has strong horizontal shapes for balance and contrast. The front shelf has strong horizontal shapes. The bananas are mainly diagonal but combine to a reverse triangular shape. Like many of my still life paintings, my objects are close to the picture plane (the flat surface and the transparent plane at the front of the painting). My forms are modeled to create a feeling of the third dimension and depth.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Artist Jackson Pollock's Representational Paintings



This painting, Going West (1934-1935), is by U.S. artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). Pollock is well known for his abstract and non objective paintings. Like many artists, Pollock changed his style and techniques over time. He was to drip paint on canvas. In his painting, Going West, we view Pollock’s swirling patterns and rhythms. The upper part of the painting is mainly done with cool temperatures and the lower part is primarily done with warm temperature colors (hues). Curves are dominant and the forms are modeled. This representational painting is similar to Mexican murals.

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Changes Artists Make to Paintings



This is a painting I am currently doing (28.05 by 35.7 cm, 11 by 14 inches). Artists look at the original subject and make changes to improve their paintings and personal goals. The fruit was on a stand in an indoor mall. There was overhead flood lighting as well as secondary lighting. I only used overhead lighting to make the modeling of my forms stand out. The background wall was a light value (gray scale). I made the background dark to contrast and enhance the light on the fruit. There was considerable clutter in the background. I eliminated the clutter and simplified the background. The bottom shelves were white. I made them a muted blue to enhance the orange color (hue). The shelf and the bottom of the melon are close in value. I wanted to link these shapes. I expect to make more changes as I continue to work on my painting.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Abstract or Non Objective Art, Artist Georgia O'Keefe



I do not know when I will post my blog next as my computer is being fixed.

U. S. artist, Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986) was known for paintings that leaned in the direction of abstraction. Her above painting, Red Amaryllis (1937) shows her color contrasts between the flower and background. The painting supports abstraction. In abstract art, artists base their forms on natural objects. Their abstractions can vary from a likeness to the object to non familiar forms. Abstract art is different from non-objective art. Non-objective art is based on the artist’s imagination and not derived from anything the artist perceived.

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Artist Seurat's Scientific Style of Painting, The Can-Can



This painting by French artist, Georges Seurat is Le Chahut (The Can- Can, 1889-1890). Here, post impressionist artist, Seurat (1859 – 1891) used his scientific brand of painting centred on rules. In a prior post I wrote about his pointillist style, painting dots of broken color optically mixed by the viewer’s eyes. In this painting Seurat also used diagonal directions to generate happiness and move the viewers. The diagonal directions of the dancers’ legs are repeated in the direction of the instruments and the eyes and mouths of the dancers. The warm yellow hues are enhanced by the cool blue in the shadows.

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