detail of the texture in the sunflowers...adds depth even before the color is applied!!
This sunflower piece is fun as I've used texture in a few places as well as playing with papers in more than one direction to help the composition...EVERYTHING is about helping the composition...which is such an important element in our finished work. That and contrast and depth and, and, and...!
I enjoy approaching each new piece with a fresh perspective...even if the end result seems similar. My thoughts as I began to approach this piece were color; working with the yellows of the sunflowers. I have to decide before choosing papers how I want the over-all feel of the piece to be. The purples were a choice so the contrast against the yellow would be strong (hopefully)...the horizontal (predominately) were to off set the strong verticals of a good number of the petals...again, contrast with shape is important...Imagine if I had used vertical streams of paper instead...hmmm...not my first choice (however I reserve the right to try one of these days!)...I added a few simple verticals to help the composition in the area that was vacant...I COULD have left it alone, but the moment called to me...so I did...The final result will tell the story of whether this piece works or not...I'm not afraid to show you process...cuz that's how I learn, and hopefully will help any of you out there in some way!!
Now, off to work some more!! HAPPY CREATING and welcome to my newest followers!!