Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday October 19, 2012 Fragments III

Fragments III #124  22"x22"  gouache on w/'c paper

Fragments III #125  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

In the Fragments #124  the scale of the grid is one half inch.  I wanted to try using grey mixed with black and white, and a grey mixed with red, blue and green.  I have hoped the viewer would be able to see a difference, but I don't think it works as I had hoped.  I think the difference is too subtle.  The area I call the "tipping point" just looks blurred.  I will try again.  My goal is that one grey will be warm and the other will be cool. 

 In the second work, Fragments III #125, the size is 30"x30", and the scale of the grid is one inch.  So far I think this is the most successful so far.  I mixed a dark blue, with purple and the red is a cool red, with yellow added.  As you look at the work, from the top,When get to the "tipping point" it is most beautiful as the blue becomes the darker, and the red becomes yellow.  I think one reason this works is because, when you look at the work, you are aware something is happening.

1 comment:

SandyCarlson said...

These works are so engaging and warm. Thanks for describing what you're doing. You educate me.