Three different Vantage Points of a Floral
April 14, 2016 § Leave a comment
In this series of a floral setting, I chose to frame in different areas. In the first, I chose to look at a fully bloomed flower and its relationship to its budding elements.
In the second I explored how the composition played out in a horizontal format highlighting its repetitive qualities and creating a sense of motion.
In the third, I centered on the relationship the floral elements had to the surrounding space.
Persephone in the Eaves
April 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
Changing the Palette to Achieve Serial Imagery
March 31, 2016 § 3 Comments
Rather than portraying our subjects just once, it is always beneficial to take our story line further with serial imagery. One simple approach is to keep the subject the same and simply change the palette. Here I start with a fairly monochromatic drawing.
Bernard Chaet’s students’ work at Yale have always represented for me the beauty of diverse personalities’ approach to the same subject and how we can always learn from one another.
Next, I begin to add more color, yet keep the palette quite restricted.
The final drawing in this three drawing series enriches the color scheme even further.
All in all, quite a simple solution to creating serial imagery!
Viewing One Composition from Different Perspectives
March 23, 2016 § Leave a comment
One of the most captivating aspects of serial imagery is the exploration of taking one’s story line further. There are so many ways you can challenge yourself and your viewers. Here I look at the same composition from a variety of vantage points. Each tells a different story.
By doing this, I can fully explore different relationships of color, space, and form
Zooming in on the underside of the urn one can better see how the flowers nestle in and are impacted by the dark hues and shadows.
The spatial aspects of the composition balance the clustered floral forms.
Last in the Series: Whee!! Off they Go!
March 10, 2016 § 2 Comments
The last in the series of Annie and Clare at play shows them fully immersed in the fun of tumbling in the big metal drum at the playground. Here their movements clearly show the final stage from rest to beginning momentum to this open sense of play. Serial imagery allows you as the artist to take full advantage of your subject material by considering how the story line can change through any number of possibilities. This could be a sequence of motion, a change of palette, change in placement, change in area of focus, and on and on.
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Annie and Clare Beginning to Play
March 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
This next work in the three drawing series of Annie and Clare shows the girls beginning to be roused to play. When seen with the other two drawings, this piece reveals a sequence in their movements.
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Series of Annie and Clare
March 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
This is the first in a series of three drawings showing my grand daughter Annie and her friend Clare in a sequence of motion. It reveals their movements in a playground drum sitting still and contemplating action to beginning to rouse to full out play.
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Still Life in Pencil
January 14, 2016 § Leave a comment
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Triptych Demonstrating a Shift in Palette
August 5, 2015 § Leave a comment