Series 11: Visual Rhythms
S11 L1 Flowing Rhythm-DVD
In this lesson, S11L1 Flowing Rhythms VISUAL RHYTHMS, Dianne uses as her subject a bearded iris to explore how we can create flowing rhythms in our painting. Capitalizing on the S and C visual path movements, she guides you step by step towards finding a sequence of application that can produce a flowing rhythm. .Visual Rhythms are the most ignored yet inherently intriguing of all our composing generators. Just as in music we have the waltz, tango, rhumba and many more rhymic patterns, in painting we have flowing rhythms, staccato rhythms and even a “bassline” Any painting becomes richer when the artist catches the rhythm of the subject and allows it to be central to the communication of the work.. Many of today’s forefront painters understand and use this principle adroitly. Observe how artist Lori Putnam uses it in THIS painting of roses, and how Richard Schmid orchestrates it in Peonies.