Tracy Helgeson, a young artist living in New York, created this piece entitled "Gabled Barn" in 2006. Its an oil painting in monochromatic brown scale. Helgeson use of brown tints and shades allow her to make the barn seem realistic and almost as lively as it would have been if it were in real color.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Penguins in Color By Laura Grisham is a painting using Watercolor, India Ink Glue, and Metalic Gold On Watercolor Paper. She uses of shades and blends of primary colors with unnatural contour and and actual lines to form the penguins and the background. the piece is abstract, but not to a high degree.
Wolf by Sarah Cummings
This piece is acrylic on canvas. The artists uses only neutral colors and going from dark to light. It yields a high degree of abstractness, with only contour lines of acrylic blotches. She also uses a lot of acrylic as the piece seems to rising off the canvas. And, with the white blotch in the center of the area that looks like the head of the wolf, the image seems to look at you.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
This image uses different shades of the primary color blue, or possibly even cyan. It shows that through the use of subtractive color mixing you can create an image with just one color. This is a nice example of how the color scale can be transformed into a painting, an image. This can almost be looked at as a baby step, or a transition into using the color wheel at is full potential.
This second photo, however, shows the use of complimentary colors. This is obviously more detailed, using much more variations of the color palette. This image is created from many different solid colors, and different shades as well as different tones of each. In addition, complimentary colors are used to create dimension. The blue part of the face contrasts with the peach side of the face because blue and orange are compliments of each other. And peach is a variation of orange.