For my final assignment the three traits I’ve chosen were controlled, biometric shapes and visual texture. The tools I’ve used was traditional bristol paper 9×12 in dimensions, acrylic paint, tape and ruler. I approached this project with many of our past projects in mind, trying to incorporate elements that I’ve admired throughout our semester. Using paint continues to be a challenge because unlike with pencil and marker, there is far less control and precision using paint. Each part of my painting I believe represents my traits well all while incorporating the elements of design. I believe this piece succeeds because it creates an artful abstract image, however it may suffer from its simplistic execution.
This piece represents my traits in very distinct ways. The lines and color gradation on the bottom represents control. I measured the space between the lines so that they are all about an inch apart, then in between the lines I gradually added white paint to my mixture of orange and blue in order to create a neat transitioning effect. On the right side of the painting is where biometric shapes and visual textures are more clear. My intention was to create a abstract and emotional environment. The opposing blue and orange colors represent conflicting feelings, perhaps anger and sadness. The green in between the two represents happiness and vitality in life, that can exist between anger and sadness.
I was mindful to incorporate much of the elements of design, color variation especially plays an important role in satisfying the traits I’ve chose. Negative space helps achieve my sense of control. Repetition is apparent, through the lines and color scheme. Contrast is present through the opposite colors used. Through the way I chose to organize my piece, a focal point and visual flow is present. All of this considered, my piece lacks craftsmanship to an extent. I didn’t post the piece onto a large border and some of the paint is streaked mistakenly, but the overall themes hold up.