|Clay County Birds by Ken Carlson|
30 x 20
Lost and found edges are necessary in three-dimensional art as well as painting. While modeling the new pheasant still life sculpture (see yesterday's blog) it was important to soften and lose edges. I refrained from using too much detail and pattern and let the larger forms dominate. Transitions define form and as always, negative space - which has its own identity - was a major design element.
Oh Art of Painting,
You may well consider
Yourself most fortunate in having one of
Your artisans elevate You,
by his talent and manners, above the heavens!
Giorgio Vasari (on Raphael)