Curves in Art.
This first painting with its graduating circles, curving in like a vortex, definitely leads the eye around and inward.
I’ve created 2 very different styles of abstracts, equally enjoyable for me.
Both feature the Curve in their design.
One is easier to ‘relax’ with while the other is a bit more on the ‘energetic’ side. Can you, see that difference? Do you know why?
I’ve used color, texture and tonal values to enhance the illusion of depth.
This last image I’ve used a multitude of layers. Layers of tone, textures. All with a sweeping curving directional movement to alleviate boredom.
The first image with all curving circles is smoother, gentler. While the last image with the rough textures and more drama, creates a stronger sensation of Tension ‘abrasion.’ This is why one feel more relaxed with one style than the other.