Last week I talked a little about adding some depth to an abstract by shading the elements in a way that draws the eye into the picture rather than just across it. Today's piece uses the same technique with a different color palette, and in a much larger size so that the elements could be spread out a bit more. I wanted to see if that would make a difference in the perception of depth.
The next step is to drip in the "middle distance" elements, this time mixing the white ink with a bit less turquoise. When they were dry, I sponged over just the area with the existing trees.
For the last area, the "foreground", I used plain white ink with no added turquoise. Once dry, I sponged the entire piece with the Iridescent copper.
This composition breaks a "rule" by putting the focal point right smack in the middle, but I'm ok with that. More bothersome to me than the central placement is that the focal tree is more realistic than the others, and I do think that was a mistake.
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