- flying shoes art studio
- Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
- I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sometimes It Just Doesn't Gel
I got the idea of finishing out my food series with a little dessert so I baked some chocolate chip cookies and poured a glass of milk. I took a bunch of photos with different backgrounds and went to work. To conserve funds, I have been using old frames so I knew this piece had to be large - in this case 10" x 14" So I was interested in a vertical piece.
I wanted to keep with the concept of a minimal, single colored background with lots of attention to creating vivid colors in shadows and textures. As I worked away, the "magic" just didn't happen for me. I was excited about the details on the little white plate and the reflections in the clear glass but the composition had far too much negative space. I nearly used up a stick of cobalt blue trying to create some interest in the empty background. I don't think this idea challenges me and I don't like having so much area with nothing really going on.
So I walked away, ate the cookies and drank the milk.