Finishing Falling Water
A while back I completed a version of Falling Water on black paper. I chose not to cut away the surrounding paper and added a moon and a few stars for a night time scene. I felt that it needed something more but since I was not 100% sure what to do I just put it away.
Months later I came across the work and decided to add a white layer. I wanted the house to look nestled in among foliage. Originally I was thinking of a mix of rhododendron, pines, and an assortment of leaves. With some consideration, lots of erasing and redrawing, I decided to just focus on rhododendrons.
Eye on the details
Here is a close up of the back of the paper with my sketches. As I cut away the paper I try to be mindful of connecting my lines so they meet and things don't look disjointed or unconnected.
White on Black Optical Illusion
This work is really interesting because there is a big space between the front white rhododendron layer and the Falling Water but there are no shadows and the space between the two is hard to detect. I think it really draws the viewer in to take a closer look.
This work is framed in layers in a shadow box. The outside frame dimensions are 21"x17".