Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What a line Snippet, by Kim Blair


(close-up detail from larger work on canvas)

A line has the capacity to draw the viewer into or out of a painting.  The thickness of a line along with the intensity of colour can create the illusion of strength or delicacy.  But what happens when the colour of a line is considered to be delicate while the thickness suggests strength?  Is that allowed... can something be delicate and strong at the same time?

I like to think of it as the 'yin yang effect.'

P.S.
My grad show has now been booked for the end of November 2015.  I will keep you posted as to exact dates, plus the date/time of the reception/party at the venue/gallery.

(*In this upcoming show I will be exhibiting the complete, larger paintings where all these smaller 'snippet' close-up sections originated from).  

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Purple Passion Snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up detail from larger work on canvas)

After my confession on my last post (about having a saturated palette... surprise, surprise) I thought it might be good to offer up a 'snippet' example of rich vibrant hues playing off some tints and shades... variations on a colour theme.
  
I didn't come completely clean with my confession... I should have added that I have a soft spot for using line work in my paintings, which makes my art a painting/drawing hybrid of sorts.