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September 29, 2017
It's all about Scale - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

The Lacemaker,  Johannes Vermeer
I'm stumped.  All week,  I've been working on creating a design for the 10" by 10"= Art event for the Schweinfurth  Art Center.  And all week, I've come up with nothing.  Well, nothing that I would allow out of the house.  Or even on this blog!


One of the problems, I've decided, is that I've never worked that little before.  I mean, seriously, is 10" by 10" big enough to say what I want a piece to say?   For me with my pieces, bigger is better.  I like it big ...

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September 8, 2017
Focal Points Found - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

"What's the Focal Point of your piece?"

Huh??  Welllllll......ummmmmm..........this section  here?????

Let me tell you, this is NOT the answer you want to give a teacher or viewer of your art.  I mean, the focal point is  the area  around which the rest of the composition is centered and where you want your viewer's eye to rest.    So you should have an idea where it is!  Okay, I get that buttttttt. . . .
Achieving it is a whole different story!

So let's take a look at how the "Greats" managed to create a great focal point ...

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