Thursday, July 22, 2010

On the Line

On the Line
Watercolor on Aquabord, 18x22
On exhibit at Kybecca through August

I often struggle with my apparent lack of cohesion among various painting. I have quite a randomness in interest, style, approach to painting in both watercolor and pastel. But lately, I have been searching for common ground... something to grasp as a cohesive style...and then I realized...maybe style, approach and subject aren't the common factors. My main concerns, regardless of subject, are always composition, value, and contrast. Contrast creates emphasis and interest. In particular, contrasting and exaggerating value develops drama through depth and gets the viewer's attention. The search continues...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ariel,

Are you saying that what happens is what happens and that the basis for your approach must be consist.

DAF

Elizabeth said...

Oh I LOVE this painting!!!!!! the addition of the birds is perfect!!!! I ahve got to gewt my paints out again!!!!!! I will stop by Kybecca to see this in person!!!

ariel freeman said...

Thank you Elizabeth for the fabric on the line and the inspiration. I just thought the line needed a few friends.

廖淑鄭志嘉娟 said...

海鷗要高飛,必先遠退。花蜜要香醇,必先久釀。............................................................

suzanneberry said...

I love this Ariel, it's perfect!!! Beautiful painting.

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Melanie Rawlings said...

I realy like all the colours you used. Its refreshing

童祖如童祖如 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

解恆蔡靜芳念 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

彥麗威霞 said...

Learn wisdom by the follies of others.............................................................