Funny name – “Bubbly Bubbles”. But there’s what came to me when I looked at this week’s piece. It looked so bubbly, full of energy and excitement. It has that holiday spirit of energy and excitement so I couldn’t help but name it “Bubbly Bubbles”
What do you see when you look at it? I know we all have different interpretations of art and we all react to artwork differently. But this is what I see: energized atoms, excitedly jumping around due to their high energy states. Oh, no, doesn’t that sound like a science class.
This Week’s Goal
Well, I hope you can already tell how much fun I had with this one. My goal for this week was to go back to a color scheme I like but I haven’t been using lately. My secondary goal was to incorporate transparencies in a less deliberate way.
That second goal has been a challenge for me for about a year. I love creating the illusion of transparencies using fabrics and it is one of the reasons I dye my own fabrics. Since dyeing my own allows me to get the gradations I need to create transparencies.
But creating transparencies in a structured and well planned out way comes easy to me as you can see in this piece here and in that piece here. However, doing it randomly without having it appear in specific sections has been eluding me for a while. So although, I tried to incorporate transparencies in “bubbly bubbles”it was without much success.
To be Tried Again Another Day
Yet, I still learned a lot from the thinking process that went into trying to acheive this goal. I figured that if I went back to incorporate the value shading stage into my process, I’ll be more successful. As a result of trying to complete a piece each week, I took that step out of the process to hasten things up. But I’m convinced that’s what I’m missing.
So, although I wasn’t quite successful this time around in creating transparencies the way I want to, I have something to work on the next time I try. Isn’t that what it’s all about – continuous improvement?
What creative skill have you been trying to master, that you find yourself going back to over and over again to improve?