Series 40: MERGING SHAPES
Giving Shapes Lost Edges – S40L4
This lesson is S40L4, Giving Shapes Lost Edges of the MERGING SHAPES Series. Beginning with her study from Lesson 3 of this Series, Dianne guides us through three methods for creating lost edges and how to find places where lost edges can give the composition more intrigue.
Regardless of our intention when doing a painting, giving priority to how it is composed will add strength to the entire work. One way we can do that is to control how each image belongs to the rest of the painting. For example, rather than defining each shape independently, we can give unity and order to our compositions by finding ways to merge shapes.
The four lessons in this Series explores ways to do that.
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.