13. Implied Motion

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13. Implied Motion

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    1. Ann Gebauer

      Your piece is incredible! I drew mine free hand with a ruler haha, it does not have nearly the same effect. Amazing work! Also it is very neat how you incorporated Riley’s works into your own.

    2. Lara Lotze

      Wow, that is a really successful piece. I’m very impressed with the draped fabric effect, the ambiguity of the underlying shape pairs well with the rather extreme folds. Very realistic

    1. gipasternak

      Ann, everything works very good, including edges of the paper. Simple and effective. Good example when the principles of economy are at its best.
      PS Google principles of economy in art. It has nothing to do with trade or stock market 🙂

    1. Sarah Griffen-Lotz

      Agreed, it’s really hard doing fine line work with acrylic paint. I like your color palette, the green and pink makes it feel like springtime. Nice work!

    1. gipasternak

      Riley’s work is very impressive. Some of her paintings make me dizzy. It is very important to see her original work at the museums (Tate is a good one). This way you can step back to enjoy the effects, and then get closer to see the simplicity of the brush stroke.

  1. Bryana Angulo

    This assignment was challenging. I struggled with consistency in the width of my lines. I used orange and blue as my colors. The peice with four on it didn’t get the amount of movement that I was hoping for and after looking at other peices online I saw that my mistake was giving the shapes too solid of an outline. I spent several days redoing it and the paper won’t take anymore. I did another peice as well. The one with four just didn’t come together the way that it was in my head and was very frustrating. I may try to redo these again. It is leaving me a little unsettled. I decided to turn them both in. I get the concept, I am going to practice some more to get this figured out. I really liked the black and white line examples. It’s a style that I want to work more with.

    https://drive.google.com/a/alaska.edu/file/d/1RrPKiXIa4CY_215DxJrBfzgk_b7OGjlw/view?usp=drivesdk

    https://drive.google.com/a/alaska.edu/file/d/1RhDfWZOTN6BRzmJD99qa-RupiW-6N-B5/view?usp=drivesdk

  2. Dawn Schlosser

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gDc0dRcwkZtLH_kYXqLXmitRA9yXehyV/view?usp=sharing

    And finally, I’m caught up! It’s taken me a bit but I’m finally feeling on top of things, even though I’m already sick again.

    I’m not sure if I really understood the concept of implied motion, since I didn’t see anything in the examples that really spoke to me of motion, though they did vary in shape and flow. That said, I liked what I came up with, and the beginning point of a palate I already knew would give those vibrant contrasts (the complimentary yellow and purples), it was fun to vary between the sharper contrasts and the occasionally more analogous, peaceful color pairings with the purples. It really makes the yellow parts JUMP or feel comparatively frenetic.

  3. This project was a little confusing but I think I managed. I was inspired by Bridget Riley’s work and how certain color relationships can create a sense of motion.
    For my project, I was drawn to the concrete black and white images provided but particularly the pyramid looking one. It was interesting to me how the brain creates lines that don’t exist.
    This project took several hours but the effect was achieved. There is no shading but it appears as if there is.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PMTHNJ8muRlzb3k9TXRYMCTcHM6LVA0x

    1. gipasternak

      It works, but some color wouldn’t make it worse. Playing with coolwarm, complimentary, analogous etc. colors can create very powerful effects. Josef Albers would be a great example to see it.

  4. KatZZ

    I really tried to interpret the work we have been doing over the past few assignments into an original piece. I didn’t want to work with geometric shapes as I tend to over-obsess with perfectly straight lines and the artists tape pulls up the mixed media paper I use for painting, so I tried to create the impression of wind blowing a flower utilizing complementary colors, light and heavy brush strokes and solid flower petals.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xSTUUj3qx8FCpVAX75a-_XMIH85PN0ZXtVWjU-Has3Q/edit

    1. Oh wow, this is delightful Lara! It looks like I’m swimming!

      I used cobalt blue and alizarin crimson for a slightly different effect than the green v red. My klines are straighter but I definitely need masking tape for a cleaner result. I would like to continue making these as well as the reverse ground studies, to help work out not only my straighter lines but also to practice with different color combinations.

      https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C7CzpS

      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FcmE_5l4ZvyowFqPSaTj3ZkGxTM-5FQK?usp=sharing

  5. I used cobalt blue and alizarin crimson for a slightly different effect than the green v red. My klines are straighter but I definitely need masking tape for a cleaner result. I would like to continue making these as well as the reverse ground studies, to help work out not only my straighter lines but also to practice with different color combinations.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C7CzpS

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FcmE_5l4ZvyowFqPSaTj3ZkGxTM-5FQK?usp=sharing

    1. Amber Shoemaker

      I really love the colors that you used. It makes the whole painting pop.I also considered folding mine… or adding in a center line of some point. I enjoy doing these as well and am going to continue.

  6. Amber Shoemaker

    I thought that I had turned this in yesterday, but I did not. My apologies. Having the children home full-time really makes it hard for me to find time to paint. Also, the days are beginning to blur together. Anywho. For this assignment, I used green straight out of the bottle, but I made my purple contrast color. To make the purple, i mixed red and white and then touched in bits of blue and yellow. It got a little more brown than what I had envisioned it, but I’m still okay with it. The illusion doesn’t give in to movement as much as I was hoping. It’s there, but not with the dizzying effect I had wanted.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w75SGoaJezVk8c28-V4BWMAY5UVIKdIP/view?usp=sharing

    1. Lara Lotze

      I hear you on the kid conflict. Mine are older and *should* be more self sufficient, but they are still a distraction. The purple looks pretty magenta on my computer screen, and I think it works really well with the green you chose.

  7. ahatfield2

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S1ON5gnyZPr4FMHczg9T8HOcJJeQqZf8

    For the assignment, I used Bridget Riley’s work at a guide. The other examples given were more pronounced in terms of illusion, however I love how she was able to achieve motion by alternating the thickness of her lines. I used blue and orange as my “vibrating colors.” I definitely think my painting implies motion, though I think a more dramatic contrast in the colors may have worked better.

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