Newest Work

Newest Work

I purchased an Intuos5 touch last week replacing my Bamboo tablet. I have to say having the ability of the touch right on my tablet is such a cramp reliever, and nib saver—no more scrolling with the pen or reaching for the touch area on my laptop. I still need to order the bluetooth kit for it and I want to try a surface cover this time around. See if I can’t get even more life out of the nib and keep from scratching the surface up. As you can see on the screen I’ve started another commerce like piece (better pic below maybe). It is kind of like puzzle building, taking bits from the underpainting with the marque tool and layering them on top after applying beveled FX and sometimes warping the piece a bit. Quite relaxing and fun on a Friday afternoon, the gray clouds making their slow crawl across the skylights before the rain begins. Join My Mailing List © Copyright 2013 Jean...
Gesture Critiques

Gesture Critiques

Stan Prokopenko is an artist and teacher who not only offers high quality educational videos for artists but does so in an entertaining style. Again If you are serious about improving your technique and learning more be sure to check out his dvd available for purchase on Proko. Though he is a portrait artists the information applies to any type of art you do including photography.  Join My Mailing...
3 KEY ELEMENTS TO ART YOU NEED TO KNOW

3 KEY ELEMENTS TO ART YOU NEED TO KNOW

COMMERCE by Jean Moore Purchase Information  Commerce is a work that I recently completed that I believe hit three key elements you want in any work of art but especially in an abstract work, that is aesthetics, temperament, and intellect. An artist needs to be a designer because its not just about describing what we see or what things are but also about composition. What elements do you need to put on the paper in order to communicate the scene? To get down a pleasing composition landscape painters may take their sketchbook out in the field blocking in a scene with broad shapes, adding tone and building value to create temperament or mood all before including color.  This is exactly what I did with Commerce as you can see in the examples below. From the background I use the marque and warp tools in photoshop to copy and paste shapes on top of the background. I want to establish calm horizontals first before punctuating with verticals and diagonals, always keeping in mind the golden ratio of composition.  The experienced artist will know when to leave out elements because they don’t add to the piece aesthetically nor intellectually and may even be disruptive to do so…just because you see it there doesn’t mean it has to go in you painting. It is the same with this abstract piece of work. The mood in this piece is obviously upbeat and positive. In the end viewers make the intellectual connection to the title if they have not seen it already…Commerce.   Join My Mailing List © Copyright Jean Moore 2013. All rights...