Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What to do with blue violet and purple

     Start with an oval of blue violet paint that has dried on the artists palette. Adhere it to artist canvas that has been painted some lovely color.

   Add two smaller ovals, one on each side. Similar shape and color tend to give a design visual harmony.

   Add two small squares to make a pattern. Same colors but different shapes; we are seeking the balance between monotony (boring!)  and discord (Yuk!)
   Switch the squares and ovals around. Either way works. It's up to you. Don't worry. Really. The design police are not out to get you. 

   Start adding beads. Oops, I forgot to tell you you would need some beads. And some silver wire and a couple other tools. Hey this is not a tutorial, its a demonstration of artistic harmony. 

  So what we're after is the right blend of same but different. Similar color and texture, different sizes and shapes. At every step it should have that harmonious balance. Really, you could frame that and hang it on the wall.

At this point I have turned my pristine little work area into a beautiful mess. Take a moment to tidy up. Have some coffee. Breathe. See you in a bit.

Now how should it be framed to make it really pop?

With wine red colored leather!

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