I worked on my Fibonacci/Golden Ratio based-design idea for Rushton’s site this afternoon. (For which I had to spend a bit of time increasing my facility with my graphics editor. yeesh.) This is what I came up with:
Basically, this is my idea for the layout of the entire site. I’ll use the “nonobjective directions” image for a splash page with menu items (the boxes labeled “series” at the moment); paintings will then come up in the largest section (probably a frame of some sort?) with buttons at the bottom (prev, next, etc), the narrative to the top right, and so forth. The paintbrushes (I’m going with a studio idea here, I think) will be a persistent link back “home” and then other items will work in (Fibonaccially) towards the center, including a menu, contact links, and the like.
This isn’t the final color scheme. Though I like the mild tan background, I’d still like to pull in reds and turquoises/blues in a number of ways (div borders come to mind, as do some possible headers) I’ll work in some motion subtly, something to move the viewer around the page, but not exactly sure how, yet.