Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Art Every Day, January, 12, 2013,

Good Afternoon,
What fun, what fun.... I enjoyed yesterdays warm/cool piece so much I just had to do it again.  With this piece I not only concentrated on the visual temperature, I also chose to use the juxtaposition of line, squares and circles. The bodacious colors are all set on black which is set on top of white which is set on top of a gray, dye painted batting.
It's a great day when you don't have to go to work, you start it off with coffee and chatting with your good friend and still have time to spend in your studio.  Now, I'm going to sit and read a book called "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon.  
Till tomorrow,


Christa Irell said...

The built up background of the gray, white, and black really makes all of the colors pop!

I love how you brought one cool color into the bottom squares and one warm color into the top rectangles to provide repetition and continuity.

That's another thing that I shake my head at though, because my brain tells me that they should each look out of place, being the only one of its color in that area, but my eyes don't see them stand out in a negative way. I just see the flow!

I am continually amazed at the power of color! Just amazed.

Even though I don't say it every day, I do love all of what you have done so far. I am trying to practice looking at and commenting on the piece as we are learning about in design class.

I always keep in my head what you said at the beginning of the color class: "You can't just say I love it or I don't like it. Tell us WHY you like it or WHAT you don't like about it."

That makes me use the terms you have (and are) teaching me, and start to understand what the heck they really mean! You ROCK.

Steph said...

I have noticed in my work I have been loving quilting circles and rectangles (lots of pebbles and stone walls cropping up).

Thank you for reminding me of the contrast between warm and cool colors. I remember and use light/dark value contrast and complementary color contrast pretty often, but overlook the warm/cool contrast. Can't wait to make something focused on that specifically.

By the way - how is your third book coming? Just read that part of your blog today and was wondering. Can't wait to work through it!