Friday, May 3, 2013

This week's mini-lesson


One colour - one shape (large & small)

Jane's workshop this week included a mini-lesson, to enable some late-starters to catch up.  We were given restrictive parameters and, using what we'd learned in previous lessons, were to make compositions.


One colour - one shape (large and small)


Three colours (black, white, and red) - one shape (large and small)
 
Three colours - one shape (large and small)
 
We were allowed to use tints and shades of the colours chosen, and any combination of techniques of application that we wanted to. Oddly enough, these restrictions still give you plenty of choice.  I chose circles as I seem to be more comfortable with them. 

On reflection, I think I should have chosen triangles in order to get out of my comfort zone.  I could've added collage elements too...silly me.

I think I'll really have to go through these lessons again when the workshop is over, and really push myself.



15 comments:

  1. Fun project - my fave is the black white red but then I'm always drawn to that combo...I just think it's so dramatic. The challenge is the balance of colors. I like your big/small compositions and amazing to see what you can do without really having any line. So interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. All seems great to me ... but we often look back on what we create and think OH I could have done ... ;)

    it's not quite 4 in the afternoon here on Thursday ... I see it's already time to wish you HAPPY FRIDAY Jo!

    oxo

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  3. especially love the last two paintings, can see you are having fun with these lessons. Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I do like these,especially the yellows, but I do also love that black, red and white too.

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  5. Love the black red and white but wonderful to see your experimentation - looks really good!! cheers!!

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  6. Nice! The black and red one does has a certain verve to it, like it's alive and vibrating with energy, great depth. Love the first yellow one too, the composition makes it feel like it continues off the viewing plane. Overall great experimentation.

    On another note, I'm so glad your posts are showing up on my Blogger roll, now I actually get to see your work regularly!

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  7. I think these are so fantastic just the way they are Jo!! Love them!

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  8. These are all terrific. I especially the red, black and white one. You have such a way with abstract art.
    Rinda

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  9. Love the black red and white, its stunning really stands out.

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  10. You are so clever and you provide such variety in your paintings. They are all gorgeous, but I think the red, black and white one is my favorite.

    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Gaby xo

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  11. These are beautiful, especially the last one! Those yummy colours ....

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  12. Great paintings and it sounds like a great course!

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  13. Lovely work, Jo. I felt too far behind to take advantage of the mini lesson. I totally agree with you that the lessons will be worth revisiting after class is over. I feel like I could just repeat the 6 week cycle over and over again.

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  14. Really push yourself?! Are you kidding?

    These are great.

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