Monday, April 12, 2010

Convergence + Totally Tweaked

Transformation 42 - Ingredients: monotype scraps (oil-based litho inks on Rives BFK), Caran D'Ache crayons, watercolor pencils, acrylic inks, acrylic gel medium, PVA glue.  7" x 7"

Here is the finished version of Transformation 42.  As you can see, the only big change I made was to darken the lighter blue area around the seed.  I felt it was too light before, creating an unintentional focus on that area, and too much contrast to the rest of the piece in general.

I've been working on another piece over the last week or so, and I think it's finally complete.  This one is made from some of the recycled pieces that I washed off a couple of weeks ago.  I've been thinking about simplifying my work a bit, and I believe this is a tiny step in that direction.  Okay, you can stop laughing now; for me, this is simpler, you have to admit.  It is, really.

Convergence - Ingredients:  Recycled monotype scraps, Caran D'Ache crayons, watercolor pencils, acrylic gel medium, PVA glue.  11.5" x 7"

11 comments:

  1. you're absolutley spot on about the blue bit, it works much better now. Simpler or not, it's awesome as always!

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  2. Transformation 42 is stunning! Perfect balance of colors and shapes
    Convergence is beautiful as well.

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  3. love these transformed pieces really great!

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  4. These are so beautiful Sharmon! Love them

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  5. Both of these have wonderful colors and great compositions. They both feel to me like an ode to the rebirth that is Spring.

    -Don

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  6. this composition grabbed me right away Sharmon, really like it!

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  7. Wonderfully shimmery ...I really love both versions but clearly that blue adds the touch.

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  8. Darkening the blue makes all the difference. Glorious pieces!

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  9. These are really stunning images.Beautiful!

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