Friday, 31 May 2013

Stepping Out  II

The darkness of this colour choice brought some new opportunities to experiment with dramatic effect and to try to learn about its possibilities.
This piece is about the the circling we sometimes do before starting something new. The low key palette and splash of compliment produces a mystery here, leaving us in anticipation of what the excitement might be up ahead, as time slows down during a short walk at dusk. As you can see, this dog walker sometimes has a dog and sometimes not, which happens to be my current dilemna . It was fun to play with the negative space and add to the edges to simplify the focus onto a moment in time.

8 comments:

  1. I love the layered effect and the overlapping, hints and flashes of colour in the fading light. Where will their walk take them? What adventures will they have? Who will they meet?

    Hilary

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  2. Your pieces always have an amazing amount of atmosphere and are very thought provoking as Hilary says above. You also have your technique down to a fine art and are very successful.

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  3. I really like the glimmer effect of this piece.

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  4. I think the textural effects of the added paint unify the piece nicely, and I like the way the eye travels around the surface. There's a story here, and the viewer gets to write it.

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  5. The picture doesn't do the piece justice - it is so much richer in colour when you see it in person. I like the story it tells, and also the story you tell, Michele.

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  6. Interestingly I think the success of this piece isn't Michele's story but the one the piece tells us. I wonder whether my dog walker is thinking the same thoughts and going to the same places as everyone else's?
    Very atmospheric

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  7. You have an ability to really portray a scene and a story. Both the technique and your way of arranging the images works very strongly in this piece. Would love to see it 'live'.

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  8. You have certainly got this technique down to a fine art - the whole piece tells a story and the viewer gets drawn in with the colour and depth of this piece. Very interesting with many layers and depth not only in the work but in the interpretation of the story it tells as one looks at it.

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