Saturday, March 5, 2016

ABSTRACT LINE PLACEMENT AND LANDSCAPE WORK

"Fault Line" in progress, 13 1/2" X 9", Lori LaBerge  2016

A new power adapter for my computer arrived late Thursday.  It was a full 8 day withdrawal with no way to get power to the laptop, which is about 7 years old.  I see a new computer in the near future.  Though some paperwork suffered, I was still able to hook.  In the above photo, the placement of metal parts is being worked on. 

The original plan had been for a red line through the piece.  Even though the red was quite bright it seemed expected and was a bit boring.  Yellow fit the bill with its contrast to both the grays and browns. 


The close-up shows horizontal lines, a diagonal line and vertical lines.  The yellow fault line breaks the two brown sections with the variance in direction relating to that break.

In this first version, above, I noticed when looking at the brown sections my peripheral vision led my eyes away toward the washer in the bottom corner.  

In comparison, the final design at the top of this post shows the white lines added to the light gray section. Since the white and the washer draw the eye equally, they balance each other out.  The eye now flows around the piece through a simple change in line placement.

"Across the Field"   Lori LaBerge  2016

Everything is on schedule for the landscape show.  "Across the Field" was finished early in the week and awaits framing.

View some artwork, notice the importance of line and have a great day.

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