Friday, May 4, 2018

Colorforms 4: Tulips and Daffodils

Here are the rules of the Colorforms art doodle game. You have four shapes, circle square equilateral  triangle and leaf. These stay the same primary color or leaf green in any playing of the game. Circle: Yellow, Square: Blue, Triangle: Red, Leaf: Green. You can add or replace basic shapes but you only get four at a time. For each composition you get four of each to place, at a different size, angle, front or back overlap, etc. In the "classic" Colorform, the background is black. The last rule of the game is that you can break any one rule in your composition. In this case the rule is a black background, which I've replaced with a pretty greenish gradient. This is yet another spring inspired play with the basic shapes and colors representing flowers and skies. The idea is to keep the game as simple as possible unless you take the Kandinsky option and ignore any game rules, making Abstract Art with the fancy stuff rather than doodles.

Is anyone still reading this? I know there is someone out there. I like to think that I'm communicating with someone.

Photoshop, about 6" x 6", May 4, 2018.


Rae Trigg said...

Jim and I still read your posts. Even when traveling by train, currently in Texarkana.

Texchanchan said...

The e. e. cummings of art. Delightful.