A FORUM OF DISCUSSION, CRITIQUE AND SHARING WITH CANADIAN ARTIST BRIAN SIMONS. THE ARTIST'S WORK CAN BE SEEN AT HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.briansimons.com
Julie very unusal composition that itself is very refreshing..colors are you ..muted and soft. love it
Wow, yes very unusual composition. I can't imagine attempting that. I think you did a great job of not making the crowd look bingo-dobber style as Brian says. I'm struggling to read what the crowd is looking at. Being from NC, I think NASCAR being that it doesn't look like grass. Maybe it's a rodeo. Anyway, maybe part of your intention was the mystery or ambiguity there. One thing my eye keeps jumping to are the two parallel curved lines coming across the upper right. As the lines approach the right edge of the canvas, it feels like they should dive down more and maybe even split apart more. That's really picky and not sure if I'm right... just something about that area is throwing the perspective off just a hair.
Hey Asma, Elliot, Thanks. ya I am always playing with how much info you give the viewer. I like that it could be any event, that was diliberate, but it was at a hockey game. I hear what you are saying with the 2 lines but it is such an odd perspective, I believe it is correct, as I was hanging over a very high, very dizzying balcony. As always I appreciate your comments. What is a bingo dobber, I haven't heard that one....where have I been? I gave careful consideration to how much I wanted to "represent" the crowd, and also the value change of the colours as it comes toward the viewer.
I like this Julie, very abstract composition here and it conveys the big space feel of a stadium without all the detail and explanation. Love the little strokes of colors in the audience too! Must be very impressive in real life given the size! Brian
I like your abstact approach to the landscape