Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Shapes within Shapes: Another way to enhance design is to make shapes within shapes. This gives you the chance to practice some of painter Edgar Whitney's design elements, "repetition and alternation." It makes for a very intriguing surface!
Sangria is 8x8", acrylic media and collage on panel.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Designing in a Grid, Part II - Now we've got a companion. I've continued to design these ladies' celebrations by beginning with a grid. Then I tip parts of the grid to create more energy.
Mimosa is 8x8", acrylic media and collage on panel.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Beach Front Textures: I just took a collage workshop with the magnificent and wildly imaginative Carrie Burns Brown. We made mostly non-objective collages from papers we painted and stained ourselves. The wonderful exercise in non-objective pieces is that you have to make them work purely based on good shapes and interesting value pattern, followed by intriguing texture and color. You can't rely on someone liking the subject matter. I have begun to incorporate some of the papers I made into this beach composition. Very different from my usual process and very interesting.
Beach Front Textures is 8x8" acrylic media and collage on panel.