This collage/painting is printed on the cover of the Spring folder 2007 of the
CCArts (Center for Creative Arts)Yorklyn
that is mailed to a huge distribution list announcing the classes for the Spring sessions.
For accompanying music please click on the arrow of
the "beautiful mind theme":
Yesterday I finished this collage/painting.
There are four "minds" visible on this collage, but in the evening -under the chin of the "Left lower Mind" an other one is popping up.
A couple of themes are always
returning in my collages:
(sheet) music, post stamps, wood, keys, clocks and eyes.
With this collage/painting I want to show my students how to work with the CENTER of INTEREST , (the heart of a painting, the focal point.)
An implied triangle connection indicates where the
activity takes place and will fascinate the viewer like
It will show what inspired the artist -(Moi!)- to create a scene on canvas with brushes, paints and other mixed media.
Artists use a variety of techniques to enhance
and emphasize the center of interest.
I used the tone and temperature of the color palette, values, details and abstraction, hard and soft edges, directional lines and patterns, living things, and shapes.
The Upper left "mind" had a too strong of a
shift in value contrast (the darkest darks
and lightest lights). So I glued a transparent
piece of paper over the eye part. It pushed back
object immediately, there where I wanted it to
Also my eye was traveling too much from left under to the upper right (diagonal.)
By placing two vertical lines (the black and white finger print line next to the ear upper left and down left) it calmed down my traveling eye.
I hope you enjoy this blue toned collage (and
its title) as much as I do.
Abstract Collage/Painting on
Measurements: 24" X 36"
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