Friday, November 30, 2012


Finally!  We have solved that Google site problem but now being late,  I'm publishing just a short post this week. It is this latest Kristy drawing. Look how lovely it is on my favorite grey paper!  (You have to know that friends and family constantly kid me about my love of grey!) Yes, you might think it was rendered that way but actually the original is the multi-color drawing below.  I thought it interesting to scan the piece in both original color and also in black & white. Now I think I like the grey better! In comparison the color piece seems scattered, less coherent, without unity. Hey, perhaps there's a lesson here! Think about keeping it simple; complication for its own sake, whether in form,  technique, composition or color might be confusing and self defeating. Think about repetition; the idea that gives an art work harmony and contributes to its integrity.

In our last post I showed how increasing the contrast in a soft delicate drawing using photoshop adds strength so that the work shows up better on the blog. Here now, is another way to enhance a published piece using PhotoShop.  Not bad - but If you are going to do something like this, I believe you should inform the viewer! You wouldn't want to mislead anyone by electronically enhancing your work, making a person believe your work is something other than what it actually is! Just from a practical standpoint, - you certainly wouldn't want a potential buyer to come looking for a work that doesn't exist!  It's hardly good salesmanship nor good customer relations.  Maintain your integrity!

" ... where harmony is concerned, more can be achieved with less color"   Scott L. Christensen

"The hidden harmony is better than the obvious."   Alexander Pope

"The elegance of honesty needs no adornment."  Merry Browne

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