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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New Work

New Work

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 3 | Buy a Print I’ve been away from my blogs and forms over the last couple of weeks, just needed some down time.  Albeit the conversations have been in a number of places—G+, Linkedin, Fine Art America and even on this blog—the response and discussions to the last post, “Don’t Skip Using Traditional Medium,” have been awesome. Thanks to all who responded. Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling 2 | Buy a Print Simple Architectural Beauty | Buy A Print Taking down time is important to keeping the creativity flowing.  I have been working on some new paint textures to use with my art as well as some photographs. I hope to have these available to the public on my texture site soon. Some of the best textures I have created have come from suggestions or requests from friends needing or wanting something specific. How about you? Do you want a texture you can’t find yet? Let me know I will get started on it. Join My Mailing List and Receive Free...