Series 40: MERGING SHAPES
From General to Specific – S40L2
This lesson is S40L2, From General to Specific of the MERGING SHAPES Series. Beginning with the study from Lesson One of this Series where all shapes have been merged, Dianne gives specific definition to the focal point by sharpening edges and creating stronger value contrasts, then creates minor focus in other areas so that the eye travels in a path within the merged shapes.
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.