Using Pattern to Balance Texture

Using Pattern to Balance Texture

Lets talk about pattern and texture. Aren’t they pretty much the same? Not really; pattern is repetition, order and uniformity, whereas texture is the physical and the perceived surface of an object. In this work of art I finished recently you can see the balance of the two. The strict pattern of the script writing in the piece along with the loose tonal pattern helps balance the overall textures in the work.  There is more than the brush texture of the piece, there is also the overlapping individual shapes that create its own texture.  The pattern actually creates a calm transitional influence from the painted background to the foreground shapes. The piece would not work nearly as well without the script, without the pattern the viewer would feel just a bit disjointed. This way the excitement the slightly disjointed shapes remains without being overwhelming. © Copyright Jean Moore...
The Illusion of Depth

The Illusion of Depth

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Liking a New Style

Liking a New Style

I’ve been experimenting more with an ink wash style that is an abstract realism. I thought in this post I would also show you some of the process I used in coming up with SHE WATCHES THE SUNRISE, and the others that follow.  I start out with a color-toned Silhouette in this case. Most of the time the silhouettes start out black.   Then I painted in the the beginnings of  background and refined the figure more. And refined some more, adding the finishing touches to the final work.  She Watches the Sunrise  Here are others I have done in this style with the same...