Friday, May 23, 2008

Sweet Spots and Vibrations

Colors vibrate. Put two complimentary colors in proximity and you start a party. Every color in this image has it's compliment near by in some quantity. Can you find them?

We need pulse points within a painting if it is really going to work. That's why I am leaving in this accidental red. Cover it with your fingers and see the difference.

Set up vibrations. Don't fake it. Don't phone it in. Make us feel those chords you play. Strong to subtle. Cool to warm. A little and a lot. Pull us in, let us go, move us around the piece. Give us those sweet spots, those vibrations to make us feel the love.

My muse today? One of the most vibrating, sweet spot finding musical colorists of them all, Carlos Santana. Listen to the song.



Oh yeah. "Give me your heart, make it real, or else forget about it." Put yourself into it. That's our cue, Brush. Let's go play.

10 comments:

ParisBreakfasts said...

Good vibrations...red/green & violet/yellow
Loving the lesson..
I'm on it
What's next?

Janice C. Cartier said...

( Just forwarded another email.re: Critique package )

ParisBreakfasts said...

Critique package...I'll take the London package too

Janice C. Cartier said...

140.00 for 6 images in depth written critiques.
1) Pay.(use my personal email address for Paypal.)
2) Email images and top 3 concerns.

Price Includes follow up for questions or clarifications via email.
:)

ellen wilson said...

Great stuff! Carolyn is dancing all around to Santana. This is one of my favorite Santana songs.

I see what you mean about pulse points. If you take the red away there is no life. It's like blood.

This series reminds me of Gauguin in Tahiti.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Go Carolyn, go...one of my favorites too.:)

Yep. Needs vibrance.

Wow. Gauguin, Tahiti...I am so there....Thanks.

Coming over to see you in a sec.

Kelly said...

Janice,

Mi favorito!

On my best CD mix, I barely go a day without this canciĆ³n.

Painting: Yes, can't take out those pinks and reds. A too-harmonious blend without them. You don't want matchy-matchy! Need a little rock. All roll is a bit too... Smooth.

:)

Regards,

Kelly

Janice C. Cartier said...

Chica Favorita-

So glad you like it too. We gots to have the rhythm, a little dancing in the color ...

I mean what day isn't better with this kind of "Smooth" going on?

Right back at you, Senorita.

karenjlloyd said...

OK, Janice...my first Blogger comment ever!

Love your work and the words you add to them.

And that song was popular when I was on vacation in Hawaii...every time I hear it, that's what I think of. I can't think of anything sweeter to remember.

'Read' you soon! :)

karenjlloyd said...

But it still didn't use my ID properly! Ugh, I don't know what I'm doing wrong...*whispers in her ear* wordpresssssss....