Barbara Torke: Blog http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog en-us (C) Barbara Torke cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:00 GMT Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:00 GMT http://barbaratorkeart.com/img/s10/v114/u286996380-o781269595-50.jpg Barbara Torke: Blog http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog 96 120 2017 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/3/2017 So much to do. So far to go. Even as I write this I realize I am behind in writing this blog, and might always be so. I am best at keeping caught up at Facebook, Barbara Torke Art, (I can post from my phone in a quick heartbeat). I am next best at www.barbtorkeinsights.blogspot.com (tips and art suggestions and information), and on to www.eighthtribecedaredge.blogspot.com (which is art of students and friends who show and work with me) and my poetry blog www.barbtorkepoetry.blogspot.com (sometimes with art, but mostly my second love - the written word). 

This website has more paintings and more information. You can buy prints here. You can find my history here in art work. You can get in touch with me here (which I enjoy immensely). I love to share. I want you to enjoy my work.

My art is not all kittens and warm puppies. Hidden below the surface is a real desire to keep our planet alive, and our society healthy - emotionally and physically. Does it show? I'm not sure. Look for it, though. It's subtle.

I don't want to go back to the traditional painting of the fifties (my 1950s), or the abstractions of the sixties - or anything between. You are welcome to join me on this journey. Maybe - little by little - We'll figure it out. 

Let's fight the good fight.

45. COLLAGE LAWRENCE FERENGHETTI QUOTES00245. COLLAGE LAWRENCE FERENGHETTI QUOTEScollage with references to artist Lawrence Ferenghetti

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The Twelve Days of Christmas.-12 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--12 On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Twelve Drummers Drumming. The red headed woodpecker I remember as a kid. Not a lot of them but there they were, like that toothpick picker. Now the red-headed woodpecker is focused in the woodlands of the Tennessee area, or the middle Appalachian area. They are struggling like the rest of the bird species. A moment for a plea to take care of our planet. The Downy, the Pilated. We see these more, and the Flicker. If you've ever had one try to get to the inside of the metal sheeting on your roof or in the eaves, you know they are real drummers.

My true love marched to a different drummer, not the little drummer boy, or other drummers we know, but these red-headed woodpeckers, who are my favorite.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me;

Twelve drummers drumming,

12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING12 DRUMMERS DRUMMINGnumber 12 of the 12 days of Christmas Eleven pipers piping,

11 PIPERS PIPING11 PIPERS PIPINGeleventh of the twelve days of Christmas Ten lords a leaping,

10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING Nine ladies dancing,

9. NINE LADIES DANCING9. NINE LADIES DANCING Eight maids a milking,

8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING Seven swans a swimming,

7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING Six Geese a laying,

6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING Five Golden Rings,

5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS Four Calling Birds,

4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS Three French hens,

3. THREE FRENCH HENS3. THREE FRENCH HENS Two turtle doves,

2.TWO TURTLE DOVES2.TWO TURTLE DOVES And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

1. PARTRIDGE  IN A PEAR TREE1. PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

The End 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Christmas birds days illustrations partridge pear twelve http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--12 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:30:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas 11 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-11 ON the Eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me;

Eleven pipers piping. Of Course they are sandpipers. Although I enjoy bagpipers, they take up a lot of room, and he is keeping with the bird theme. 

Sandpipers are native of Europe, and Britain and Asia. The spotted sandpiper is the American relative. Sandpipers migrate but always live on beaches, or near water. When the sandpiper flies he flies quite low and noisily. He pipes a shrill 'twee-twee-twee' and therefore my true love gave to me

Eleven pipers piping

11 PIPERS PIPING11 PIPERS PIPINGeleventh of the twelve days of Christmas

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) 12 Christmas days sandpipers twelve http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-11 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:45:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas -10 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--10 On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

There si a part of the twelve days of Christmas that has a theory that includes the ten lords a leaping as symbolizing the ten commandments. I would have gone for the Lords of Flatbush but there weren't ten of them. I found ten leapers, though. 10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) leaping lords the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--10 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Te Twelve Days of Christmas - 9 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/te-twelve-days-of-christmas---9 The bird theme seems to have taken a dive around day eight.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, and a partridge in a pear tree.

And just what kind of dancing did they do in the 1800s? I'm afraid my true love is going to get in trouble with the authorities.

9. NINE LADIES DANCING9. NINE LADIES DANCING

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) dance dancing ladies nine http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/te-twelve-days-of-christmas---9 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas - 8 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---8 The eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. 8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING

When I was a kid on the farm we always had a milk cow. Her name was always Bossy, and we had lots of cats to keep the mice down in the barn. there was a pan by the milk stool where my dad would send a few squirts at or on the kittens. Bossy didn't seem to mind the cats and kittens flitting around her feet. 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) cows farm maids milk milking twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---8 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The twelve Days of Christmas - 7 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---7 The seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Swan babies are cygnets. Swans are of the family anatidae within the genus Cygnus. Cygnus is the Greek word for swan and the name of a northern constellation. Look for it sometime. It is easy to find in summer and autumn and resembles a big bird.  7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) backstroke crawl pool swans swimming the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---7 Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas -6 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--6 On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Six geese a-laying, Five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, and a partridge in a pear tree.

My sweetie, since this is a fantasy, has been hinted at, to get the kind of geese that lay golden eggs.

I had a goose when I had a little hobby farm one time. Very little farm. I had chickens, ducks, guinea hens and peacocks. And turkeys. My turkey, Mike, went to school with me, where I taught art. More of that later maybe. I had a goose I got as a gosling. He was aptly named Goz. Goslings will imprint on whatever, or whoever, they are around the most. Goz was under my feet a lot. Some folks say geese are mean, but Goz

6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING had my temperament. He was easy going and friendly.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) birds eggs geese goose the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--6 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:45:00 GMT
The Twelve days of Christmas - 5 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---5 On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Five golden Rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

There is some speculation that the five rings - since there are so many birds in this song - are five ring-necked pheasants. I would be somewhat disappointed, wouldn't you? 5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Christmas Days The Twelve five golden of pheasants rings http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---5 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT
The Twelve Days o Christmas -4 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-o-christmas--4 The Fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree

The song originallally wasn't about calling birds. There is no such thing. However there is a collie bird in England. Collie  refers to the mining industry and the color black. So I got four blackbirds for the fourth day. I didn't get four collie dogs -  there's another bit of trivia I need to explore. 4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) birds calling collie twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-o-christmas--4 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas 3 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-3 The third day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

The Faverolles chicken is a French breed of chicken. They are quite handsome and are exhibition chickens in the UK as well as for meat and eggs. I don't think they would like my three French Hens. 3. THREE FRENCH HENS3. THREE FRENCH HENS

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) 12 days of Christmas chickens hens three French hens http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-3 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:15:00 GMT
The Twelve Days ofChristmas 2 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-ofchristmas-2 The second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: 

Two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

I learned that we don't have turtle doves in the US. They are a British and European bird. We do have mourning doves, which my father called rain crows. He did this because they would coo before it rained, telling us the weather would change. 

They have nothing to do with turtles either. The name turtle is a distortion of their name of turtur referring to the sound they make. Fascinating, what picking up a song that wont stop playing in your head will do. 2.TWO TURTLE DOVES2.TWO TURTLE DOVES  

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) turtle doves twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-ofchristmas-2 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas. http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas I learned a week or so ago that the Twelve Days of Christmas are a tradition from the past that start on the twenty-fifth and end at Advent. this worked for me since I'm a Christmas procrastinator and loved the idea of doing some funny and pun-ny cartoons - or illustrations of this Christmas ditty. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a song that sticks in your head. A kind of ear worm if you like. 

One the First day of Christmas y true love gave to me:

a partridge ina pear tree.

First of all partridges are ground birds. But that's okay. 1. PARTRIDGE  IN A PEAR TREE1. PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) 12. Christmas partridge pear tree song the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:35:05 GMT
Summer in the Mountains of Colorado http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/summer-in-the-mountains-of-colorado BEE ON ALPINE SUNFLOWERSBEE ON ALPINE SUNFLOWERSphotograph of alpine sunflower on the Grand Mesa I am an artist. A painter, specifically. I love the out of doors, ultimately -painting plein aire, walking, hiking, and photographing for the months I dip into my grab-bag of favorite photos to paint what makes me happy.

FIREWEED GRAND MESAFIREWEED GRAND MESAfireweed is the first plant to come when fire has claimed forest acres. Its magenta color and smoky seedpods will remain for many years after the blaze

I don't consider myself a photographer, but I am a sorter, collector and procurer of images. I don't paint many flowers but I love to get down in the grasses and photograph them. Bees and all. These are some of my favorites. They are labeled in my Recent Work Folder (soon to be Wildflower Photos folder) 

SUNSPOTS SUNFLOWERSSUNSPOTS SUNFLOWERSsunspots are one name. They are sunflowers on the Colorado mountain-side

http://wildflowersofcolorado.com/html/pg__9_yellow.html   This is the site I go to for yellow Colorado flowers, otherwise known to me as another damn yellow wildflower. CLARET CUPCLARET CUPthe exotic claret cup is a spring beauty along the cliff walls in southern Utah and Colorado among other places This is my favorite cactus bloom, Of course, who wouldn't love its rich red color . PRIMROSEPRIMROSEEvening primrose is a white tissue waving in the sun. It doesn't come every year so it is a special flower of the southwest. Evening Primrose will miss whole years. Then suddenly some spring the roadside is covered with the flutter of white tissue. 

HAREBELLSHAREBELLSHarebells usually seem shy and lonely, but the Grand Mesa, they are jubilant and showy

Harebells have been all over Land's End on the Grand Mesa this year. Actually the wildflowers have been the best ever.

Enjoy more of the wildflowers in the Wildflower Photo folder.

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Evening primrose claret cup fireweed harebells photography sunflower wildflowers http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/summer-in-the-mountains-of-colorado Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:02:38 GMT
The Next Three Months http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/the-next-three-month CARD FOR SHOWCARD FOR SHOWCard for the Eighth Tribe Show at the Apple Shed, Cedaredge Colorado. Eleven Local and Regional artists and students with Barbara Torke show at the gallery. August 13th The Eighth Tribe will have the reception for their display at the Apple Shed Gallery in Cedaredge, Colorado, on August 13th from 2-5.

We will be there until the end of October. The members showing this year are:

Barbara Allen, Teressa Carlton, Amy Daniels, Pat de l' Etoile, Cathy Folkerth, Laurae Fortner Welch,  MaryEllen Miller, Linda Palmer, Carol Ann Rasmussen, Karen Sinclair, and Barbara Torke.

These amazing artists are teachers, professionals, and  students. Come see their remarkable work.

The paintings are from right to left:

The Bravest Dog  by Barbara Torke-pastel

Indian Paintbrush with boots, by Laurae Fortner Welch-pastel

After the Storm, by Karen Sinclair-pastel

Glorious Sunflowers, by Carol Ann Rasmussen-alcohol ink

second row:

Red Boat, by Barbara Allen-pastel

Chihuili Glass at Denver Botanic Gardens, by Amy Daniels-pastel

Orbs, by MaryEllen Miller-acrylic

third row:

Stream, by Pat de l' Etoile - pastel

Running in green water, by Linda Palmer-watercolor

TLC, by Teressa Carlton-stained glass

I actually am not sure of the titles. I hope the tribe will forgive me. I want viewers to be able to identify them. 

Humbly

Barb Torke

 

 

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Cedaredge Colorado Eighth Tribe acrylic art art show exhibit pastel professionals show students http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/the-next-three-month Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:19:20 GMT
The Apple Shed http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/7/the-apple-shed SUNDOGSUNDOGwatercolor painting of a sunny day and a sun loving dog Summer at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge, Colorado, is always busy. Not only does Connie Williams run an amazing gallery, deli and clothing complex, (as well as cooking shop, garden shop, etc) the Apple Shed is home to Williams Orchards, and Dan and Ty's wine, cider, fruit, and an array of unique  - well- everything! Everything at the Apple Shed is unique. 

The Apple Shed is a destination stop whenever you are on the western side of Colorado. 

HAPPY DOGHAPPY DOGa happy dog in the back of a pickup

I have had my paintings at the Apple Shed since 1996, as a member of the Cedars Edge Gallery co-op, and then in 2005, as a commissioned artist.

Connie and Dan Williams are truly supportive to us in the art field. Being an artist herself, showing her work included, she has an eye for everything creative. It has been an honor to participate in the Apple Shed.

Coming up, in the months of August, September, and October, The Apple Shed is hosting me (Barb Torke) and the Eighth Tribe in the Heritage Room. We are honored and very busy getting ready. We hope to make the Apple She proud. And we appreciate the opportunity. 

DOWNHILLDOWNHILLpastel painting, fanciful dog story

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Barbara Torke and plein aire in Gunnison http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/6/barbara-torke-plein-aire-in-gunnison  

KAREN SINCLAIR PLEIN AIRE_2266KAREN SINCLAIR PLEIN AIRE_2266 Karen Sinclair BARBARA ALLEN PLEIN AIRE_2268BARBARA ALLEN PLEIN AIRE_2268 Barbara Allen

I am showing my pastels this month (June-2016) in the Gunnison Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado. I've been planning and arranging this show for some time. Luckily Anne Michel is a gracious and very competent hostess. When I arrived with a lot of paintings, she found room for almost, if not all of them. The gallery wall looks great. Dale and I camped at the KOA, which was very nice, and were joined with another Eighth Tribe member and her husband. Thursday , Karen and I met three other Tribe members to plein aire paint.

 

AMY DANIELS PLEIN AIRE_2267AMY DANIELS PLEIN AIRE_2267 Amy Daniels

We went to Neversink trail-head and picnic area. We had talked about plein aire a lot. Although it was not the first time painting outside for Barbara Allen and Amy, the others had gathered pieces and parts of equipment to set up. Carolann got equipment that made plein aire a lot more fun. A good easel, sturdy pastel paper, and a small or medium sized pastel box were easily acquired. A small table or chair worked well to sit or store pastels on while working. This was Karen's first time. She enthusiastically dug into the experience. Amy set up and went to work immediately and competently. Barbara was trying a new technique with a complementary underpainting. Great job.

 

The artists worked for three hours in the morning and another three in the afternoon. The artwork was exciting and the whole day exhilarating. They are amazing. I want to share their work but will let them finish up. Those finishing touches are a way of bringing the outside in.  rifle creekRoy 7 2013 017rifle creekplein aire on Rifle Creek at Rifle Falls, Barbara Torke

Rifle Creek at Rifle Falls plein Aire by Barbara Torke

Plein aire is good for the soul. It makes us work out problems, (the weather may be one, but that day was splendid) composition, perspective, proportion, placement (how much and how little of the total landscape, color, and value). The artist takes control of the environment on the sheet of paper. It was a lot of fun, and everyone learned a lot. You can't help but learn.  CAROLANN PLEIN AIRECAROLANN PLEIN AIRE Carolann Rasmussen

A little more plein aire is our choice. Who knows where you'll find us next - on Grand Mesa - in someone's back yard, Confluence Park, or on the highway to the orchards. Maybe in a wheat field somewhere, watching crows land, or Monet's garden.

Survivor_edited-1Survivorplein aire at Jumbo Lake Grand Mesa by Barbara Torke

Survivor at Jumbo Lake Grand Mesa plein aire by Barbara Torke

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Colorado Gunnison Gunnison River art outside painting pastel pastel painting plein aire http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/6/barbara-torke-plein-aire-in-gunnison Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:48:11 GMT
Coming up http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/5/coming-up FRECKLESFRECKLEShappy dogs are so much fun to paint. He's happy because he gets to ride in the back of the truck as it goes around the farm.

June 1,2016, my show 'Whimsy, Nature and 1900s family Characters' will be at the Gunnison Gallery in Gunnison, Colorado for the month of June. I'm showing all pastels, plus some prints of watercolors and some cards. A big thank you to Anne MIchel for having me as guest. I'm very excited to be there.

The opening is June 3rd from 5-8 pm. I will be painting outside for the first hour, and I hear the weather will be great.

COUSINSCOUSINSpastel painting of the three Murphy cousins, circa 1948.

On Thursday I'm doing a workshop plein aire, pastel  all day, from 9-12, and 1-3. or there-abouts.

If anyone else wants to join us give me a call at 970-210-4422 for more information. 

we will meet outside of town to paint and come into town for lunch.                                              

SUNDAY AT THE LAKESUNDAY AT THE LAKEIn the 1920s young pople spent Sunday afternoon at Jackson Lake

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Center of interest http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/5/warm-and-cool-temperature

The center of interest is over-rated. However, even though minimalist and a lot of current design motifs down-play the center of interest, it should probably not be ignored. For maximum impact, and we do want to make an impact somewhere, the center of interest can easily be achieved with compositional ploys or accents. Making one part of the painting slowly draw you in is an art. You need to create a path, give clues, guide the eye and make a pitch with the brush, until the viewer gets it. Aha! This is the point! This is it!

For compositional purposes I have created some basic grid transparencies. The thirds gives us an idea of keeping the important areas of the painting on the intersecting four points. The quarter grid gives us an idea of the location for a center of interest. It is a simplified Golden Mean. Overlaying the composition will give us information. Hopefully, yes, this is the area where we want to finally lead the viewer.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) center of interest composition focus grid http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/5/warm-and-cool-temperature Tue, 17 May 2016 22:55:10 GMT
Warm and Cool http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/5/warm-and-cool Spring brings cool weather and warm, almost at the same time. But that isn't what the artist finds in warm and cool.

The temperature of a painting can be warm or cool appearing. A color WAM AND COOLPLAY AT CONFLUENCE PARKWAM AND COOLPLAY AT CONFLUENCE PARKpastel painting playing the warm against the cool in this landscape is warm or cool, i.e. blue is cool, red is warm, but often there can be a cool red when close to a warm red. The paintings I did to show the warm and cool show that temperature is all relative. Isn't that what love is about? You are getting warmer.

The closer an object is to the viewer the warmer it is to the same colored object farther away.

 

WARMER STILL LIFE WITH CANSWARMER STILL LIFE WITH CANSThe warmer of the two still life's with cans LESS WARM STILL LIFE WITH CANSLESS WARM STILL LIFE WITH CANSthis is the cooler of two paintings, one using cool colors, the other warm. this is the cool. This is the same still life. One is warmer than the other. There are still warm and cool colors, and then some colors appear warmer next to their cousins. It's all relative. 

Happy paInting.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) art composition cool temperature warm http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/5/warm-and-cool Tue, 03 May 2016 23:40:21 GMT