Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jennifer K's heart of hearts!

Texture- canvas of linen. Ridges of the scallops. Smooth pointed edges of the small welks.  Granular sand. Wooden shell of the Turtle.

Color: Monochromatic- red with a variety of tans and greys  
Shape: Heart

Value: Range of value in the darkness of the heart to the lightness of the shells and background
Balance: symmetrical

Emphasis: Turtle- it is in the center and it is also red and the only color and the value is the darkest

Variety: different types of small shells with different values, shapes and forms

Amber S. Heart of a Waitress!

Creating this heart I used salt and pepper shakers for the larger heart, pink sweet and low packs for the second heart, yellow splenda packs, and blue equal packs to make the third heart. The inner and final heart I made using straws that I cut to form a heart.

         This mixed media heart has several of elements and principles of design. There is a balance of near symmetrical balance, both sides are very similar. There is repletion in the rotating of salt and pepper shakers, and maybe even a real texture of the hole in the shakers. The primary color triad is used.

Devin F. Blows My Mind!

"A Mechanic's Heart".  The main Principle of Design is repletion due to the repeating pattern that fills in the heart. The element used is real textures, due to the rear texture of the treads on the bolts. The heart is filled with nitrogen valve stem caps, hex nuts and gold bolts. the black out line is a serpentine belt and the right side is shadowed by bearings. I would at a ford dealer and the parts department was more then excited to provide me with the items to create my heart. This is near symmetrical, all neutrals and uses alot of repetition (see the pattern in the background, the use of the same kind of nuts and bolts and the repeat of the heat shape by the nuts and bolts, the belt and the stem caps on the right. Rhythm is created through the repetition.

Ariel is full of heart!

For the colored pencil one. The heart itself is made out of perler beads. I made the heart individually and ironed it, then I decided to take the colored pencils and make them sort of rival each other as the 'warm color' vs 'cool color' sides until they eventually met up at the ends. I enjoy using colored pencils as you can see and I enjoy making perler bead creations so I thought this would greatly reflect who I am! I also wanted to try and take a meaningful approach. The heart colors are colors I'm actually fond of. Black, purple, pink, light pink, then white. I thought they all blended in well together as well.

As for the other one, I wanted to create more of a light color scheme. There was my rabbit's bedding which made the actual base of the heart and then around it I put watercolor tubes in the color wheel formation. Then I took some ceiling stars and though it's difficult to see I made a pattern so that each color matched up at each side. For the final touches I added my silver bracelets all around as well as a flower to give it an elegant feeling. Everything here I use in some way or another.

Tiffany D's wild at heart!

In the first photo I used sticks, rocks, grass, pinecones, and red mud to make the heart. This heart is an organic shape with real texture. I arranged sticks around the design to focus the viewers attention. I also placed red mud (a warm color) in the center of the heart against the green grass and gray rocks (cool colors) to be the focal point.

Theresa C.'s crunchy heart!

This project was made of nuts, rice, and coffee. It uses all neutral colors and shows repetition in shape. It is near symmetrical.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Lisa O.'s Woodland Heart!

This symmetrical piece was created of all organic garden and woodland objects such as flower petals, berries, living moss, lichen covered moss, acorns, leaves and small sticks.  The central heart of violet/blue larkspur flowers in a bed of yellow calendula petals surrounded by the red berries create the focal point and almost suggest triadic harmony of color.  The living moss carpet provides real texture and variety and is outlined by lichen covered moss providing analogous color and value contrast.  More analogous color is provided by the ivy leaf outline surrounding the lichened bark pieces.  The yellow leaves, yellow flower petals and red berries provide warm tones while the analogous greens and the violet/blue petals supply the piece with cool colors.  The acorns, berries and the sticks outlining the edge create repetition.  The acorns and sticks offer their neutral tones as well as adding variety of real texture.  The white background supplies contrast to the dark green ivy leaves and tiny sticks.

Beth M's crunchy heart!

Jessica K's Double Dealing Heart!

"Queen of Hearts"
This piece uses the primary color triad as found in various gaming accessories from all around the house. The fairly simple color scheme and the similar objects create a sense of thematic unity. There is repetition in the use of the little identical lady bug pins, as well as variety found in the different monopoly figurines and the jacks that make up the boarder. The single die in the center acts as a focal point, with the two dots mimicking a pair of eyes, and the fanned out placement of the cards creates a series of subtle lines that spread outwards from the center in a symmetrical pattern. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Frankie J nails it!


Nature’s Heart - This piece is about texture, repetition and variety:  Flat space; organic shapes; cool color (which creates the positive space) with neutral accents; negative space dominated by positive space; abundance of real texture; loaded with repetition and variety; near symmetrical; and shape and value are used to establish emphasis—also to some degree line is used to establish emphasis with the two brown conch shells positioned vertically through the hearts’ center.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Georgia P. Starts the hearts rolling!

The second heart was made from Hershey’s kisses, pineapple, bananas and strawberries, set on a black background.  The shape of this piece is formed by items used.  I actually cut the pineapple in the shape of a heart.  The colors that are employed are mostly reds and yellows with silver being included as well.  The yellows and reds utilize two colors from the primary color triad.  This piece utilizes mostly warm coloring.  The silver wrapping of the Hershey’s kisses would be considered neutral since it falls under the gray spectrum.  I have added contrasting value by incorporating light and dark yellows, and also the bright red.  This piece is symmetrically balanced.  Repetition is used as we continue making a heart out of one item to another.  Real texture has been used.  Emphasis and focal point is in the center of the piece which is made from pineapple.  The proportions are harmonious and balanced.