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robynann

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Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 12:31:23 AM
Mixed Media - watercolors, inks and acrylics

Pattern -Feathers - broken up by Paint Brushes
Pattern - Diamonds on neck - broken up by Necklace
Pattern - Beads in hair - broken up by flowers


Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul...
and you answer.....


TeresaM

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Reply #16 on: August 16, 2019, 07:14:21 AM
Wow these entries are all so different but I think that is what Nolan was looking for. Ways for us to express ourselves.
Well done Maryna, MaryLou and Robynann.
TeresaM
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Gita

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Reply #17 on: August 16, 2019, 10:01:35 AM
Very interesting Entries with wonderful explanations Maryna, MaryLou and Robynann!
I am inspired!
Cheers, Gita


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Reply #18 on: August 16, 2019, 10:30:36 AM
Thank you Annie, Nolan, Robynann, Teresa and Gita. 

Robynann, your entry is well done.  Love those eyes. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mary Lou

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Reply #19 on: August 16, 2019, 11:39:40 AM
Great entries MaryLou and Robynann.
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Reply #20 on: August 16, 2019, 11:45:41 AM
Great work Mary Lou.  :clap:


Thanks for all the compliments. :blush:
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Reply #21 on: August 16, 2019, 12:07:18 PM
Thanks so much Teresa, Gita, Mary Lou and EmmaLee... It was a lot of fun to create
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Reply #22 on: August 16, 2019, 04:55:54 PM
This is my submission for the challenge with patterns. I am also explaining my thoughts to this abstract pattern painting.
The varying hearts regularly placed but with irregular colours represent our varying emotions. Two of these hearts have stronger background colours to break the pattern.
All placed regularly in regular sized boxes, represent the effort we make to control these emotions.
The lines of the boxes are broken since it’s difficult at times to keep these emotions in place.

This is mixed media 115cm x 84 cm painted mainly with acrylics. And.. I am going to hang it in my living room.
Some of the colours come out better in the following photo
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 01:27:15 AM by Gita »
Cheers, Gita


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Reply #23 on: August 17, 2019, 01:19:04 PM
Nicely done Gita. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #24 on: August 17, 2019, 06:03:15 PM
Thanks Mary- Lou. In real this piece looks more interesting since the hearts have contents in them which you don’t see in the photo.
Cheers, Gita


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Reply #25 on: August 17, 2019, 11:53:54 PM
Gita this is a beautiful painting and I love you explanation of the painting.  :flowers:

However, it might just be me, but I  don't see a focal point that breaks your pattern.     
TeresaM
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Reply #26 on: August 19, 2019, 12:00:45 AM
two more great submissions, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #27 on: August 19, 2019, 03:28:26 AM
Thank you Teresa for your comment. O0:)
Thank you Nolan!  :D

I am aware of what Nolan said in his tutorial. Breaking a pattern increases interest and draws your attention towards the object which breaks the pattern.

But with that being said, my painting (canvas) as a whole is the focal point. The repeating hearts and boxes are patterns which create harmony as a whole and are objects of main interest and the small dark patterns breaking the white lines of the boxes create subtle points of further interest.
Like I mentioned earlier, the hearts have contents and colours in them, and the eye wanders from heart to heart. I decided not to emphasise any heart by colour or size.

Initial opinions of people to my painting are positive and has created interest. At first they stare at it ( maybe thinking “just a set of stereotyped hearts”) and then they take a double look at the details. One even discovered the colours of the German flag 🇩🇪 in the top right heart, which is purely accidental 😮. Since I live in Berlin it’s an interesting accident. The hearts have photo pieces underneath done with photo transfer potch paste from Kreul.

As far as I know, there is much debate about the necessity of focal point in Art. Paintings do not necessarily need to have a focal point, I believe.Some of Monet’s paintings (Irises in Monets garden/ Rouen Cathedral, The Portal, Morning Fog/ the poplar trees) have no particular focal point. The whole painting draws attention.  I am not sure if I was subconsciously influenced by Warhol’s Marylin while creating this.😅.
Hope my explanation makes sense.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 04:15:57 AM by Gita »
Cheers, Gita


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Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 08:46:24 PM
what I like with this challenge is that it has made everybody think about what they are painting and doing some analysis of it :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #29 on: August 20, 2019, 04:20:04 AM
Oh yes, Nolan, I most certainly did analyse.  :flowers: you have created a highly interesting challenge! I am looking forward to further entries and explanations.
Cheers, Gita


 

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