Series 36: COMPOSING SHAPES
This lesson is S36L1, Enhancing Shapes of the COMPOSING SHAPES Series. Using as her reference boat in water underneath an overcast sky, Dianne moves through the study showing how we can enhance shapes by forming them with attention to the negative rather than the image itself. In addition she addresses consideration to changes in value, hue and texture to give further enhancement to the shape.
Shapes occur whenever a single area of space becomes two due to edges surrounding a portion of the space. Shape forms the images with which the artist works and therefore is a necessary part of any visual work. How the artist treats shape is a major portion of the composing process
In this Series, Dianne explores four ways we can handle shapes for composing our interpretations of our subjects or concepts.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different approach for using a composing principle. Dianne’s approach to teaching is to show you ways to think about making choices and decisions so that you can work these into your own unique approach to painting.