Thursday, April 18, 2013

Line, Shape...etc.

Jane Davies online class 'Extreme Composition' is awesome, and really making me work. Have just completed Lesson 2  (of 7) and here is my final composition so far....



The first lesson had us doing exercises in variety of line, and relating those lines to a painted background.  The second lesson added shape to the mix, leading us on an exploration of varying shape and line in a composition .

This is my very first real online workshop, rather than just a demo, but it certainly wont be my last.  It's hard to believe that this is as good as a REAL workshop...but it is.  Lots of work, great critiques from both classmates and teacher, and you get to see and comment on everyone else's work.

In the process of just the last two weeks I have a studio full of painted papers, all destined to be part of future works...either cut up or reworked.  Fabulous!!!

Another five weeks to go....busy, busy, busy...and happy, happy, happy.

17 comments:

  1. I love those colors, and the WHITE going through! That's one of my favorite things, to add white. This looks very organic and like stone in a way.

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  2. I like the visual depth. And I agree, I like the white as well! Especially the organic connecting loops. It makes the painting appear to continue past its borders.

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  3. How nice to take a really good on line class ... like a "real" class a good teacher who knows their stuff makes all the difference!
    There is so much depth and interest to this piece Jo...you must be pleased with how it turned out!
    oxo

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  4. So glad to hear the class is going well. Will have to check it out.
    Rinda

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  5. I certainly can tell you are happy Jo! Your composition is fabulous!!! You have such an eye for shape,form and position, and the touches of white really draw the eye around the whole piece-great work!

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  6. Hi Jo - I got your postcard from Kat's swap. I have so loved browsing around here and taking in all your beautiful art. Thanks for participating! And...I'm your newest follower :)

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  7. Hi, I just received one of your postcards too- sunset at Kakadu- so your postcard made it to Sydney via the US!
    You have some beautiful art here on your blog, I wish i could paint. :)

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  8. Hi Jo, I love this piece so much. How exciting for you to take this class. I can't wait to see more of your results. =)

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  9. I do so love this piece! Jo I sent you a private email.

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  10. Lovely work Jo. Thanks for visiting me.

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  11. Jane is so talented and inspiring. I'm happy you are enjoying her class. I love your results!! xxoo

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  12. Really like this Jo! Thanks for popping in at my blog this weekend!

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  13. JM - sounds like you are having a ball and painting up a storm - as you say good for works later. B

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  14. I love this painting Jo! Fabulous job! Looks like you are having fun with the workshop, I will have to look into one. :)

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  15. I'm so envious that you're taking Jane's class - I believe my friend Karen is as well and I just love everything both of you are sharing. I got to take a class from Jane in person last fall and it was fab! Soon as Dan gets a job, I'm signing up for this online one! The use of white in your painting is such a good counterpoint to the more muted colors....for some reason I always reach for black as the 'accent' color, but I may have to try white once in awhile - this looks excellent.

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