Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hot-rod, cool sky

The hot-rod sitting in the bright sun along the turquoise sky...this graphical work by Billy Perkins has a clean and cool feel...the contrast of warm and cool colors creates nice tension for the viewer...just short of complimentary color schemes, it brings the viewer in and holds them with a balanced distribution of reds, yellows and blacks. Two unique colors, turquoise and white, add a dialogue or conversation to the work...

Space, perspective and scale are also utilized in the much cool space is needed to counter the warmth of this classic automobile? The artist shows us exactly what amount in the poster...the perspective is also alluring, utilizing foreshortening to push the space and extend the picture plane...the headlight figures prominently as the focal point in our visual journey around the vertical rectangle.

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