Tuesday, January 21, 2014

contrast and a small trick

oil, 12x12

Contrast draws the viewer's eye. That said, there are many different ways to achieve that contrast. You can use value, hue or temperature, or a combination of all three. Value contrast is the strongest worker of the lot, that is why I will check my paintings in photoshop. I simply change the mode to gray scale and I have a tonal check-up. If it looks good there, then I analyze the color.
This painting has gone through so many metamorphoses, finally making it to this. I know the contrast is not super high, but I hope I made it enough to attract the eye of the viewer. I think that there is the reduction of shape, vibration and sense of wanting to know more.
Maybe its next metamorphosis will be growing big. I can see this one 60x60.
It's snowing like crazy outside (yay!)...time to do some snow study.


Double "D" said...

I think this is a blast "B" !
The more I studied it the more I saw.
First the little white streak at the horizon then the little blue spot in the sky then down below left the two little white cloud puffs. The overall look is cool.
Nice direction!

loriann signori said...

Hi PB!
You did look and you are right the more you look the more you see. Thanks for taking the time to examine.