Sunday, December 11, 2011

This imaginative self-portrait, titled "Iris," by Moria Peters reminded me of all the different elements we had to focus on when we were creating our own portraits. It has a huge array of colors but they all blend and move together throughout the picture and create a sense of unity that can definitely be hard to achieve with such a numerous amount of different colors. There's soft, flowing movement and a myraid of different shapes that follow the flow of the painting. And while the subject of the piece is centered, I think the real focus-- the cascade of colors ascending upward-- raises away from the center, creating an interesting composition.

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