Monday, June 3, 2013

Final class with Jane

It's been a long few weeks but now I'll miss having homework to do  Jane Davies workshop has been so inspiring for me.  I feel as if I've really leapt forward under her instruction. The final class was a doozie.  We were to take a piece from an earlier class and turn it into a series of works.



This was one of my pieces from Lesson 2.  If I was to consider it a painting I'd call it 'Chain Of Events'

We were, under no circumstances, to simply cut it into pieces to make the series. We had to do at least three more works using the elements in the original, and make them different formats. I did one square, one long vertical, and one oblong.

Can't say I've ever done this before, but I should have.  It makes you really analyse your painting and see what makes it work.

It has been a very rewarding journey, and wonderful that we all used our own imagination to produce some fabulous pieces.  If I can get permission from some of the other 'students' I'll post some of their results.

17 comments:

  1. Interesting mix of elements Jo, I can tell how much you enjoyed this...xox

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  2. What a giggle.... thinking that someone would cut up a piece to make a series.... lol. Great to see how you turned the first painting into a series. I love the tall thin piece the most.

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  3. Love what you did and what a wonderful palette. Most impressive!

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  4. really fabulous paintings Jo- I love how the series looks and works together!!

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  5. Wow, you've been on a huge explorational ride! Fabulous works Jo.
    I have to admit I once cut up a huge painting to make a series.....guilty as charged! :)

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  6. The depth in these is gorgeous Jo - you have really achieved another dimension with your colour, shapes and lines!! Wow - will look forward to seeing some of this come out in your next exhibition!! Cheers!!

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  7. Excellent work - I can see the challenge in finding a piece and extrapolating a series from it. Jane paints in series frequently and I've often thought I should try (it seems efficient somehow), but have yet to do it....couldn't quite get my head around where to start. Now I see. You may see a series from me yet :) - maybe in my collages. At any rate, these are wonderful - I particularly like the composition of the long one.

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  8. You rose to the challenge, beautiful pieces all. Sounds like it was a great experience taking Jane's classes

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  9. I really love these works Jo. I think the colours drew me in but I love the interaction of the white 'chain' which seems to work brilliantly. I think maybe the smallest one is my favourite - but they all work eally well.

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  10. I really like the long vertical. The white "chain" is quite striking.
    Rinda

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  11. JM - great outcome - you brought it all together beautifully - I love multiples. B

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  12. Love them Jo - really love the white chain - it catches my eye and 'links' them all.

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  13. OOOooo I really like these! I liked the original and it made for a great series.

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  14. I need to play . . . oops, I need to go out to work NOW!

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  15. Oh...wow. I love your tones and shapes. It draws me right in.
    Why haven't I been here more often??

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  16. Love the colors you choice for this, the combo of warm and the color on top.

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