Monday, December 5, 2011

Concert Lights

Acrylic on Panel
8 X 10
This photo is of two different photos I took at a Circa Survive concert that I added together. The focal point is the two people on stage hugging, even though they are in the background. The people in the audience are looking towards the stage adding emphasis to the people on stage. Also the stage lights are directly beating down on the stage and the lines of the beams are pointing to the people. I used two main complementary colors: yellow and purple. All the colors are different shades of these colors. The foreground has more detail and is larger making it appear to be closer to the audience. Also the placement of the people help give the painting depth. The closeness of the people make the crowd look dense and give the painting the feeling of being at a concert. The style of this painting has loose strokes and many highlights to show where the light hits. Also the intensity and hard edges help show the lights on objects.

"Playing" Soccer

 Acrylic on Panel
9 X 10
The subject matter of this photo is of my art teacher's grandchild (the blonde) getting upset because she did not want to play soccer that day. The background is done in very loose strokes, as is the foreground, but to a greater extent. The focal point is the upset child and the converging line of the building in the background is pointing to her face. The bright colored jerseys give emphasis to the foreground and sets it about from the more neutral background. I had difficulty foreshadowing the arms on the girl in the front and it took me many tries and many corrections to get it right. The trees are not geometric at all, they are very organic and have implied lines.