The elements that are used in this design are value, color, shapes and repetition. The entire picture plane is utilized and activated. Strategies such as overlapping circles and changing the colors when they clash are used to create interesting negative shapes. Some are concave and some are convex. The composition is asymmetrically balanced. Visual weight is distributed at the bottom like a natural law carrying your eyes towards the top. Elements that create a visual flow in this piece are repetition of shape, color and value. The primal focal point of the image is on the right where there is a dark pink shape. I believe this image adheres to the rule of thirds because there’s something happening in all the power points. The painting creates and illusion of space through overlapping, scale, value, and perspective. The colors I used were mostly added with white. I only use darker values to show some contrast within the piece. It has an overall cool temperature. Complimentary colors were also used when mixing paint and as a compositional tool.
The concept of my design was to portray the adjective delicate. The strategies that I had to use for this concept were circles and repetition. When I think of something delicate, I personally think of babies. When I think of babies I think of soft pastel colors. This was the process of my thinking of conveying this painting.
The successful aspects of my design would be the placement of the circles throughout the plane and the colors I used. The unsuccessful aspects of my design would be my brushstrokes and use of water and gouache. However, I do believe the design demonstrates an understanding of the principles of organization. It applies basic elements to establish a focal point and visual flow. My design also demonstrates understanding and ability to apply basic concepts of color theory. I had complimentary colors, analogous colors, primary colors, etc. There isn’t as much attention to detail and craftsmanship as I would like but I hope it conveys my intended meaning of delicate to other viewers.