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ALAN GROSS http://artistalan.wixsite.com/abrushwithalan/landscapes
334 East Washington Street, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
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I GET A KICK from ARTWORK THAT WILL Reach Out
and TOUCH You from ACROSS the ROOM.
There is Only One Way to Accomplish that Effect and it is TO NOT MIX GRAY !
Gray is Created by Mixing Red, Yellow and Green.
So, THE TRICK IS: To Know IF "THE RED" or "THE YELLOW" I AM USING
ALREADY HAVE "BLUE" IN THEM.
If so, them I THINK I'm Mixing an "Orange", by Combining "Red" and "Yellow",
HOWEVER: If the "Red" has "Blue" or the "Yellow has "Blue",
in Them Already:
"Red" & "Yellow" & "Blue" = GRAY.
That is why Most Artwork you see has a Dark, Muddy-ish Appearance,
which is fine to create that somber mode,
But: IT DOESN'T "CARRY" VISUALLY to A DISTANCE.
It's just "Over There" & "dark".
Even the Darks in "AUTUMN" ARE DILIBERATE
and Only used WITH COLORFUL "GRAY" MIXTURES.
"Black" is never used, or needed.
Everything is defined and pops on it's own.
The "Trees" get a rough bark and cylintrical look,
as the Autumn Colors are free to Dance.
This Presents a Beautiful and Powerful effect;
up close and from across the room.
I had a lady say that she walked all the way across the Fairgrounds
to see what I was exhibiting.
And that painting was a Moonlite Seascape, in Dark Blues.
The COLORS were Still Transparent and ALIVE !
Note: Here is an ADDITIONAL insight into my Art World !
The technique to acheive this "Presence"
that still carries a Work of Art
when viewed from ACROSS THE ROOM,
OR ACROSS THE FAIRGROUNDS !!,
involves the use of
3 Hot Primary Colors AND Cold Primaries.
We generally think of, "Red as being Hot and Blue being Cold",
there are "Cold Reds" ( all reds seen in the sky are Cool Colors of Red )
there are Hot Blues, as well as Hot & Cold Yellows.
So, there you have it, as seen in, "AUTUMN".
The balance of Hot & Cold Primaries
are also juxtaposed with the checkerboard lights and darks
of the tree bark and white of the paper.
Notice again, also, that the darks in the tree bark are not "mud",
but translusent blues and reds.
BY ALAN DALE GROSS.
Watercolor, oil pastel, ACRYLIC, metallic powder and oil patina painting,
are my preferred mediums, to liberally add COLOR & PASSION to your collections.
I began entering Art Shows by mail at age 7,
and have created a montage of works during various "Periods", since that time.
My Professional Illustration Career began in 1976, after being trained in Technical and Professional Illustration, Illustrating Drawings of Automobile Parts for Buick out of my home, as a young man.
Having won First Place in Drawing two consecutive years in Tri-State Competition, Judged by Gary Akers, I went on Developing Large Watercolor Landscapes,
while Illustrating Technically Drawn Operator Instructions and Service Manuals for various Fortune 500 companies, including Buick, I.B.M., Hoover, G.T.E., Jerrico, F.M.C. Link Belt , Johnson Controls, Amazon.com, NASCAR and Toyota.
The progression in an Art Carreer, from school, to being "noticed", to group shows, then solo shows, and finally to placement in museums took place for me, by the early 80's.
Gifts of my work were Presented with works of Andy Warhol,
became a part of the Permanent Gallery of the University of Kentucky Art Museum.
I look forward to continuing this Visual Creative Experience
and inneractions with collectors Worldwide.
Hey, I'm Alan Dale Gross - Artist and this is the kind of Artwork I do.
Versatile and Extensive experience in Technical Illustration, Design Drafting and Fine Art Watercolor, Acrylic and Ink.