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graphicali
03-09-2018, 03:21 AM
35 cm square, collaged hand painted papers and acrylic. May knock back some areas or might just move on to the next :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2018/106950-20180309_074621-01.jpeg

cmallav
03-09-2018, 09:47 AM
graphicali, This is fun, colorful, positive and so interesting. Love that turquoise expecially! I think this is complete in every sense.

mudar
03-09-2018, 11:05 AM
i love it

jimwhalen
03-09-2018, 11:45 AM
I like this very much. It looks complete as it is, but I think it might be more dynamic by taking some of the brighter colors back a bit,,,or not.

graphicali
03-09-2018, 01:28 PM
Thanks Chaya, Mudar and Jim. My instinct says finished, my brain is saying subdue some areas. My instinct nearly always wins and it will this time, thanks for helping me decide!

cmallav
03-09-2018, 02:24 PM
Yup listen to your instinct :) That battle between the left and right brain is all so familiar to me! Over the years I've learnt to listen to my instinctive part of the brain when it comes to my art.

Bilateral
03-09-2018, 07:46 PM
Instinct wins. Part of the strength in this piece is the vibrancy of the color. Composition is wonderful. One of my favorites.

KreativeK
03-09-2018, 10:40 PM
Fun and full of surprises, love it! Are the polkadot pieces fabric?

graphicali
03-10-2018, 04:53 AM
Thanks Chaya, good to know I am not the only one with this dilemma!

Thanks Bilateral, glad that you like it. :)

Kay, the polka dot bits were the only pieces that I didn't paint myself. They are from a sheet of thick indian paper. It has little metallic polka dots on it. Very pretty paper. I have a collection of bits and pieces of paper that I can't bear to throw out but they are so disorganised that it is always a bit random as to what gets pulled out and used.

trufflecat
03-10-2018, 11:17 AM
Nice, bright and cheerful!

cliff.kachinske
03-10-2018, 01:04 PM
I like this. Nicely balanced with lots of cool effects.

Because the circle on the left hangs from a piece of polka dot paper, the paper becomes tape holding various parts together.

graphicali
03-10-2018, 01:38 PM
Thank you Susan and Cliff!

Boafamily
03-12-2018, 12:51 PM
You nailed the feeling of the big top and I see the title perfectly. The multiplicity of textures and colors are awesomely executed.

Artchrispy
03-12-2018, 04:30 PM
Really nice. It pairs well with the clown collage. It seems festive to me, maybe because of the polka dots and more pastel tones.

Eraethil
03-13-2018, 03:54 AM
Excellent. Don't think you have to tone anything down. The ocher is acting as a neutral nicely in this piece. And you've done a great job of integrating colours and visual textures/patterns.

graphicali
03-16-2018, 03:55 PM
Thanks folks, much appreciated!