from Joan Justis
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Edges of images within a painting determine the painting style, the perspective, and the color motion. Edges can be soft and diffused. Artists use this technique to place objects in distant space or to create an ethereal quality or to blend colors. The eye does not stop but rolls around the edge to the other side.
The Bedroom by Vincent Van Gogh
Dining Room in the Country by Pierre Bonnard 1913
The favorite of artists is the disappearing edge. Now you see it, now you don’t. You are aware of what the object is without it demanding your full attention. All of the objects or images in the painting work together to create a place for your mind’s eye to wander.
This painting is being shown in my solo show entitled “Wild Spaces” at Fuhriman’s Framing and Gallery in Logan, Utah. The paintings will be there throughout April, with the Gallery Walk Opening on Friday, April 8 from 6-8 p.m. Come and see my wild spaces.