Sunday, June 25, 2017

New Works: Sunlight and Shadow (Columns); Creekside 2(collage)

Sunlight and Shadow View 1
Small Contemplation Columns
Sizes: 14", 12", 10" x 1.50"

Sunlight and Shadow View 2

Creekside 2
16" x 16" painted papers collage on wc paper 
These two pieces were finished up this week. As my guide for the design on both pieces, I tried to focus on temperature. Trying to balance the proportion of the spaces and of the colors was also a goal. These pieces are like puzzles for me. The idea of trying to put colors together to see what happens continues to interest me. And I really like the sculptural element of those columns. And I like that in my mind, even though the pieces on paper are flat, I tend to think of actual spaces with horizons and sections of the landscape.

This week has been incredibly hot. We have been in the triple digits all week and most evenings things didn't cool down enough really to justify opening the windows and losing the benefit of the air conditioned air. It makes cooking a challenge since I don't like trapping food smells in the house. And I have been starting my walks between 6-6:30 AM. Truthfully, if I could get it together sooner I would start at 5:30! 

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Any observations about these two pieces are welcomed.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
Libby

5 comments:

  1. What wonderful colors and perfectly placed arrangement of them.

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    1. Thanks Julie! I ended up having some specific ideas this time about temperature and design so I am glad that the color placements look good. I never know if things are going to work:)

      Hope you are well. Thank you for the visit and comments.
      Libby

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  2. Libby - these are very well done. I immediately had my attention caught by the center one in the top photo. That green is lovely and looks like it has texture. Very nice friend. Sorry to read how hot it is there for you. Been hearing about the extreme heat out west. Stay as cool as you can. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments, Debbie. I am really pleased with how both pieces turned out.

      The temperatures have come down so good news there. (You are in trouble when 95 sounds better than 105!)

      Hope you are having a good week so far. Thank you as always for your visit.
      Libby

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  3. It was like a game for me to look at the two different photos of the columns. I'm thinking the one in the center stayed in the same position? The colors feel like a hot summer but with shady spots to get some relief.

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Libby