Fifth Friday Feature: River in Shadow
Our Fifth Friday Feature: Winter River focuses on Series 11 and 12, pulling together the concepts taught for using visual rhythms and working with perspective without rules. In the regular video lessons, Dianne uses studies, rather than a finished piece, to teach a particular principle. In this two hour feature, Dianne takes you through the process of creating a nearly finished painting from conception to a rough finish. While painting, she refers to principles taught in Series 11 and 12, explaining how she’s applying them and using them to compose the painting.
Toward the end of the video, Dianne talks about her own process for finishing a painting, explaining the necessity after a point, for the painting to rest for a while before being completed.
Our hope for the Fifth Friday Feature is to offer both reinforcement for previous lessons and to allow our students an opportunity to revisit the concepts they’ve already studied.
To see more of Dianne’s work, go HERE and click on Paintings. Among other artists who use these principles effectively, take a look at works by James Gurney and Lori Putnam .
If you missed our first three feature videos, you can find them HERE.