I am much happier with this one, I think the balance of light and dark, warm and cool, has worked. The objects are also balanced small and large, angular and curved.
|Still Life No.3, acrylic mixed media, 9 x 10 inch|
Later today I will be adding another artwork. I have joined the '100 Artworks Challenge' started by Kellee Wynne
You can read all about it here:The 100 Artworks Challenge by Kellee Wynne The idea is to create 100 pieces of artwork within these loose guidelines:
- One size (small works or large if you dare!)
- One substrate (paper, canvas, etc)
- One subject (landscape, still life, imaginary, abstract, etc)
- One set of materials (printmaking, acrylic, mixed media, etc.)
- Work every week, but without a deadline
- Share your work
I am starting on heavy 'all media' paper by Seawhites, cut to 5½ inch (14cm) square. I want to explore other formats later so this will change to include landscape and portrait rectangles, including extreme formats in these.
I have made myself a 'list' of ideas to explore such as complementary colours, analogous colours, neutrals, high and low key colours. I am also going to experiment with the backgrounds, including gesso, absorbent medium, light molding paste, and collage.
I will also try to experiment with mark making, including the tools, round brush, flat brush, palette knife, fingers, credit card, stamps, scratching tools etc.
Lastly I want to look at compositional formats such as cruciform, diagonal, S curve, low horizon, high horizon etc. So no pressure!
And if that isn't enough, I also start Jane Davies 'Sketchbook Practise online workshop today, which will last for the next six weeks, and I know that I will be producing loads of work for that. So I may not get much sleep over the next couple of months.
Here is the first of my 100 Artworks Challenge
|100Artworks No.1, acrylic, 5½ inch square|