Whispers not Chaos?
Whispers of Stillness……
To Whisper, in Watercolor
Vibrations of death metal reverberated into every molecule. Blood vessels thumped, jerked, skipped in discordant chaotic beats.
This bombardment of sound wave frequencies, it was… like Raid. No place to hide.
Sounds of chaos permeated everything, everywhere. Along with them, a glorious rainbow aura. how pretty….. Until, madame migraine.
Unique Differences, Preferences
It is interesting.
How we are all so unique. All so differently made.
The youthful lively neighbor, I’m sure he loved those rousing sounds. Somewhat like the pounding of steel boots kicking walls, and so … off tempo.
It was his ‘cup of tea.’
I prefer calmer waters.
The Whispers of Nature
And in most of our work, we can see a repeating pattern emerge.
In my own work, I see clearly more images with
More gentle whispers.
Once in awhile I’ll see a diversion.
An artwork that is filled with sharpness. A higher ratio of hard edges.
But when you look at the overall pattern…. the artist within is revealed.
Sharp hard edges that seemingly are too aggressive.(ABOVE photo)
That appear as “barriers.” They look as though they shut the doors and gates.
Their sharp edges lash out, stab out.
Yes. I much prefer the ‘cuddly’ edges.
The blurred edges that are softer, warmer.
Welcoming and inviting us In:
Sharp, Hard (Loud) and Gentle, Soft (Quiet)
These give wonderful insights on soft and sharp edges, that are really quite useful even if you work in other media.
Why do some prefer and gravitate to softer edges and some to sharp, harder and very defined edges? Or……. (death metal vs soulful jazz/blues.)
Perhaps. It depends on just how sensitive our systems are.
Age. Health status/conditions. Natural personalities.
All these play a role.
Certain people, do react to patterns.
To flickering lights and sound frequencies with seizures and migraines as part of their unique biological processes.
We are uniquely made.
Original art, if you will.
My preference doesn’t make it the right ONE that fits every body.
Its just right ….for me. As yours is for you.
Influencing factors – Whispers of Stillness
These are some, of the things that played a role in my creation of Whispers of Stillness.
Toko Shinodo, her use of white space helps to create delectable harmony, balance and calmness
Prussian Blue pb27 wonderful cool, Staining color great for the background
Indigo Daniel Smith brand watercolor, is a perfect choice, to create these dark fir trees
Skewers using skewers for tree trunks is fun, relaxing, meditative for me
Rekab 320s #2 Brush with a super sensitive fine tip that just dances along to paint trees and foliage, nearly as if by magic. I like that.
Arches Rough cotton rag 300gsm strong robust paper with a lovely softness, pliability
I wished to evoke a sense of Minimalism.
- A forested mountain ridge
- with encroaching fog banks of the valley softening the edges.
- While the Fir trees, stand in sharper relief.
- Tree branches melt into the foreground at the bottom.
Landscape Design Goals
- To achieve an asymmetrical, bare bones look.
- A quiet zen approach.
- Consideration of tonal values, light -mid – dark, was a priority.
- Soft edges, especially along the borders.
- Slightly firmer edges inwards – to lead the eye away from the outskirt borders of the paper. Back into the focal point area.
To Whisper in watercolor ……a lovely thing to do.