Monday, November 10, 2008
"Vanishing Vase" - SOLD
Apparently I am still having some troubles with my email list. If you used to get an email from me each time I posted, but now you don't, please let me know. I am trying to figure out if it's the whole list or just some people. Thanks.
I really enjoyed the subtleties in this painting, and the contrast between all the grays and the bright reds and greens. I teach a lot in my class about having a dominant value, and a dominant color, but I think it can apply to just about anything. That's my latest working theory anyhow: that a painting can be made more dynamic if "something" is dominant. So the unsaturated colors here are dominant, but the eye goes towards the bright colors - partly because they are bright but also because they are what is different. If this painting was half gray and half saturated I think it would be less interesting than one or the other being dominant. So, is this something I came up with or is it an established rule?