Sunday, March 13, 2011

Faces of An Atmosphere

My exploration of watercolor has allowed me to manipulate another wet medium, which can help show a type of breadth. Subject matter, such as the gentleman in his chair, also shows an expansion on the concept of the conveyance of emotion. The environment of a character is just as important as the character himself. This is seen in the piece as something more prominent in concept, since the apparent subject has little or no definition, especially in the face. However, the shadows and objects in the room are dominating him. They are even taking shapes of their own kinds. The shadow is even leaning opposite the man. The colored face shows more hidden emotion through color. The pose is neutral, with a hinting smile, but her face seems burned and intensified with the color red. Much orange also intensifies her face by adding intelligence, while some of the shading adds mystery.