Crowd Source Art – Final

It was a long day. Just got back to the kid’s house after a grueling day of fun at Disneyland and more than an hour after I normally post.

I thought I’d share my final artistic decisions regarding my crowd-sourced art project I began a couple of posts ago (Crowd-Sourced Art). I took many of your suggestions into account, and I want to thank all who participated (One’s a Crowd… So Far, Crowd-Sourced Art Continues) .

Here is the project after I removed the frisket (latex masking).

Watercolor: Abstract , White Lines Around Colored Fields

Crowd Sourced, without Mask
12″x16″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

In the final stage of the composition, I used a combination of complementary coloration (purple adjacent to the yellow fields)  in the white traces left by the mask, and coloration similar to the background.

Watercolor: Abstract - Fields of Color Outlined by Complements

Crowd Sourced
12″x16″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

The purple lines were painted with watercolor and ink and the yellowish colors surrounding the preexisting fields were painted with ink. The one wild card was a green ink line dividing the heart-shaped red field. I don’t think it is noticeable in this rendition but it seems to work very well in real life.

I think these are sound artistic decisions based on feedback you gave me.

I hope you like the final results.

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