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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Wind, Movement in Art, Edges, Direction, My Painting Sailing Wind & Speed, Homer







In my painting, Sailing Wind & Speed, I wanted to convey a sense of wind, speed and movement. I used edges of shapes to meet my goal. Initially the edges of the boat, mast and sails were all blurred to create the feeling of movement. My critique group felt I had achieved my objective but needed some harder edges in the mast, sails and boat to bring the boat forward in space. I carefully added some hard edges to the mast, sails and front of the boat. Since there are still blurred edges in these shapes, I feel my objective was not changed. The boat, sails and mast are a triangular shape but the shape’s direction is to the side from the base of the triangle. This composition results in an unstable shape. The shape contrasts with the brown triangular mountain in the background that rests on its stable base. I also created tension using the orange color (hue) of the boat and the complementary hue, the blue water. When I first painted this scene, I had 3 seated figures in the boat. I felt this did not enhance my goal of movement and placed 1 standing figure in the boat. I still kept the uneven number of figures; a better design element.  The artist Winslow Homer was a master at creating boats in movement; see his above painting, A Fair Wind. I extended the white mast into the sky to tie the planes in my painting together.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Storms in Art, My Painting Fierce Storm over Lake, Turner's Snowstorm




In my painting, Fierce Storm over Lake, I wanted to convey the power and fury of the storm. I used dark values (gray scale) in the sky and land. I also used a dominant cool temperature. My sky is painted with diagonal strokes. Since the emphasis was on the sky it is the largest shape in my painting. The warm pink near the horizon line contrasts and enhances the cool dark blue of the sky. The top painting, Snowstorm, by Turner also shows the fury of a storm. Turner painted the dark mass with swirling and diagonal shapes.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Conveying Powerful Figures in Art, My Painting Gymnastic Strength




I again wanted to convey a figure’s power and strength in my painting, Gymnastic Strength.  The outer contour lines of the figure show the muscles of the gymnast. Since the figure is turning slightly towards the left, the right upper arm muscles are larger than the left arm muscles. I also used modeling of the figure with light, mid tone and shadow to convey strength. My focus was on the upper arms, particularly the right upper arm. The lighting had been from above; I changed the lighting to come from the right upper side. This allowed me to better convey the modeling of the figure. Michelangelo was a master at drawing and painting powerful figures. My single thick, impasto stroke of paint is the highlight on the right deltoid muscle to emphasize my focal area. The composition is also unique. The figure is in a central area on the support; the figure is cropped. This composition gives more strength to the gymnast.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Signed Archival Art Prints of My Paintings, Protecting Prints



I am now selling signed archival fine art prints at my Etsy internet shop.  Open and limited editions of prints are on archival heavyweight matte paper. http://www.etsy.com/shop/artbyarlenebabad

My print provider writes that archival heavyweight 
matte paper delivers superior quality.  Prints on 
this matte paper are fade-resistant and 
have more than 90 years archival rating. 
However, experts recommend that prints should 
be treated as watercolor paintings. People 
should avoid displaying prints in direct sunlight. 
Prints should be framed using UV-resistant 
glazing (glass or Plexiglas) and maintain 
air space between the surface of the print 
and the glazing. 
(The Painter Wow Book, Threinen-Pendarvis)

Prints of my painting, Baseball Catcher, are now available; additional prints of my art will be added to my shop.

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