For my final project I chose to use shape and texture within my design. To activate my entire composition I use the foreground for my shapes and added the texture to the background. There is asymmetrical balance, and the weight is distributed by using the contrasting colors of orange and blue. To establish a visual flow I created a directional dominance from the bottom left to the top right. The circles lead the eye round motions. The focal point is the circle on the bottom left. The negative space in the center draws the eye to it. The painting is a mix of warm and cool tones. While the main color dominance is orange, the blue balances out the picture.
The concept of my design was to have a bubbly composition that used circles and repetition. I used orange as my color dominance with its analogous colors of red and yellow. After I finished the painting, I realized I wanted to add texture. I thought the best way to convey a “bubbly” emotion was to use actual bubbles. I dyed my bubble blue and popped them over my negative space.
I think my piece was overall successful. Although I did use a compass to create the circles, I wish the outlines were done better. My design incorporates the basic principals of organization such as establishing a directional dominance and repetition. The end result is how I imagined my piece would look. I am pleased with the overall meaning that I conveyed.