Thursday, October 27, 2011

Color Placement

I feel like I finally got the color placement going how I wanted in attempts 5 and 6. Can you see the difference? I am also glad that I stuck with the same subject so I could more easily see the progression. After this exercise, I also feel more confident in tackling a commercial illustration project in this style. If anyone knows of any such opportunities let me know.
There is still lots of experimentation to be done like varying the mark making. Let me know if you would like to see any of these available as prints. Thank you for your input.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Color Blocks

I have observed from some of my favorite artists like Marc Chagall and Jose Merello that color is independently blocked onto the painting and is not tied to foreground and background or positive and negative shapes in the picture. That seems so simple but hard for me to overcome. Here are a few of my latest attempts.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Works on Paper

‎"My Painted Pony", acrylic on paper
Carol Barber @ 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Carol Barber@2011, "Foraging Red", acrylic on paper, 8"x 10"

I started to do some works on paper last week, hoping to do some spontaneous experimental work. But started making a lot of tight, over worked messes. Maybe it was the medium, maybe it is my reference or starting points? Anyway I was thankful to complete this piece on paper yesterday. Not as loose as I anticipated but I think it is an interesting image.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Color is Inspiring

What a fabulous weekend it was to take photos!