Series 7: Brush as Comunicator
S7 L3 Brush as Edge & Texture Maker-DVD
In this lesson, S7L3 Brush as Edge & Texture Maker of BRUSH AS COMMUNICATOR, Dianne demonstrates using the brush to create the various edges that either call attention to where they are located or guide the eye throughout the painting. Doing several practice sessions from Lessons 1 & 2 will give you a head start with this lesson. .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 in creating direction in composition, Richard Schmid stands out as significant. Take a look at the edges in his painting, Guitarist. Also, you can see an example of how Dianne uses the brush for creating edges in her painting, Last of September Greens.