For my new art journal piece, it seems I've broken a very important rule in composition - the rule of three. I've never taken a formal art class, but even I've heard of rule of three. That just means that you repeat a pattern three times which always produce something pleasing to the eye. Even in decorating, I've read in magazines or heard decorators on HGTV talk about placing a grouping of three objects to create a vingnette. It's not clear to me why I chose 4 heard on each page. And not only that, I created only two varieties of hearts. Another even number. Who knew I was such a rebel?
In this piece, I also broke away from my normal methods. For example, when I create a background with an ink spray, I normally spray directly onto my paper, mixing and layering my colors. But for this, I decided to spray on a non-porous surface (freezer paper, wax side up), and rub my paper on it.
I usually don't like to have white spaces in my art journal, but I'm experimenting, getting out of my comfort zone.
Next, I used my heart cookie cutter and used it to stamp with acrylic ink.
This is a first for me too. I usually work with clean crisp lines. I loved how the inks bloomed! I then gessoed inside the hearts. Once that dried, I added color with inktense pencils.
My next set of hearts came from mixing light molding paste with PearlEX shimmery pigment powder. Using a Heidi Swap stencil, I added 3-D hearts. The last step was to add shadows and the quote by Degas. I love this quote because it gives artists power to influence and convey ideas with images. My friend Suzala said in a comment that (I'm paraphrasing her) as artists, we participate in the realities we create and I love that.
Angelcake, I'm not going to even pretend that I understand all of the art terminology going on here. I just like what I see. The finished product ( painting, picture?) puts me in mind of those sweetheart candies that they sell around Valentines Day. You have a definite style so you rebel on, Ms Kari! I honestly don't know how you do everything you do in a day.ReplyDelete
I forgot to mention that the day I created this, I got up at 2:30 am and started in this right away. I was really productive that day! Lol. Thank you, Deedles, for your support and I'm glad you like my art. 😊Delete
+yukari Bromfield... "Rules? Thain't no stinkin rules!" Haha! Very nice color combination.Delete
For the most part, I'm a rule follower. I think I'm glad I never learned them. Just like to play around and seeing what happens. 😊Delete
hahaha This is fabulous. I love the gorgeous colors and of course hearts..rules?????what rules hahahahaReplyDelete
so beautiful, kari!!!!ReplyDelete
love your Rule of 4. :-)
well it's clear you put your heart into this.. ( okay after the groan I meant this to be taken seriously too. ) Firstly, knowing the rules IS important. If you don't know them, you can't break them!- No rules is chaos. Using decisions and intent against the rules is what makes things interesting. Without this framework, its a pile of mud and this painting is clearly not that. Secondly, I am honored to be quoted. ( i will await my royalty check in the mail). Thirdly. perhaps you should plan 2am art sessions more regularly, I think your follow the 'rules" voice is sleeping then, and It appears you get to have a different voice occasionally and that is interesting and fun. It's interesting to see your thought process. thanx for sharing. Keep it up, I can't wait to see what's next or where you will be in a year from now. You are on an interesting journey!ReplyDelete
I hope you are still with me on this journey in a year!Delete