Series 7: Brush as Comunicator
S7 L4 Brush in Concert
In this lesson, S7L4 Brush in Concert of BRUSH AS COMMUNICATOR, Dianne uses an old barn in a pasture to demonstrate many of the ways the brush can work to communicate shape, direction, texture and edges. She shows the difference between scrubbing (or blending) and scumbling and shows how scumbling can be used. .When we’re first learning to paint, regardless of the medium, too often we focus on applying the paint rather than how the brush moves. But when we elevate our thinking to comparing what the brush does with the role of the bow for the violinist and the golf club for the golpher, it takes on new meaning for its role in communicating images. This new way of thinking about our tool makes it as much a part of creating a composition as does how we arrange shapes and values. It actually becomes a part of the overall design. Among contempary artists whose work reveals the brush’s role as communicator, Richard Schmid stands out as significant. Take a look at the orchestration of his brushstrokes in several of his paintings at his Gallery. Also, you can see examples of how Dianne orchestrates the brush by visiting her on-line Gallery.