Thursday, September 6, 2018

The World of Color/imaginary gardens with real toads

The World of Color

The mark is made
The paint is applied
It can be made to look
As if there is dept

But my choice is a flat space
Two dimensional
Without depth
How is this done

I am working with color
And color theory
If we are aware
We will see that some colors

Seem to recede
And some will advance
So how to keep them
On the same plane

Neither going back
Nor coming forward
I create a world
Where you can get lost

It seems the cool colors
Recede to the horizon
While warm colors
Want to come close

Snuggle next to you
Colors seem 
To have a mind of their own
Follow their own will

September 6, 2018


17 comments:

Toni Spencer said...

Wonderful Annell! I love this painting in color and the depaths you went to describe the one/two dimensional aspects of it. Thank you so much for posting!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I love how your application of colour (in your artwork) alters perspectives Annell, giving the illusion of depth to a flat surface.
I quite happily snuggle up in them!
Anna :o]

Sherry Marr said...

There is much to explore in the light and the dark, the pale and the warm colours.........

Kim Russell said...

The flatness of a canvas just calls out for colours and shapes, Annell. I enjoyed the description of your two-dimensional art, especially:
'It seems the cool colors
Recede to the horizon
While warm colors
Want to come close
Snuggle next to you'.

annell said...

Thank you Toni, Loved the prompt!

annell said...

Thank you Sherry.

annell said...

Thank you Kim, I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You approached this prompt with the painter's eye. I love the way you have explained the theory of colours.

Teresa said...

I really enjoy your unique take on the prompt. It was an interesting thought on how to create just two dimensions (since I can't draw a stick figure well).

brudberg said...

Oh I love the thought of the warm colors coming close.

Susie Clevenger said...

Color, it can speak so many things. There are days I seek the coolness of a color and others I like to wrap myself in the warmth of them. I so like where you too the prompt.

annell said...

Kerry thank you so much for your comment.

annell said...

Teresa, thank you so much for your comment, and of course you can draw, maybe someone told you once that you could not, but you can. You have to learn to love your own marks.

annell said...

Dear Bjorn, that you for your comment.

annell said...

Thank you Susie, I agree color is the element that we respond to emotionally, we love it or not.

Priscilla King said...

Yes, they do! Raising the question to what extent we "like" colors in the same ways (for the same mostly unworthy reasons) we like people (or animals)...

annell4 said...

No way to know why we say, "Oh I love that color, and I don't like that one." It is just so. Thanks Priscilla.

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