Series 17: Beyond Studies
S17 L1 Letting the Painting Guide – Download
A study sometimes ends up being a block-in for a painting. But taking it to a fully resolved painting requires a different sort of thinking. Letting the painting guide the process is our best bet for a truly alive work.
In this lesson, S17L1 Letting the Painting Guide of the BEYOND STUDIES series, Beginning with the study from a previous series, Dianne takes us step by step through a finishing process where her intention is to let the painting guide the decisions she makes towards bringing the work to a resolution. For this lesson, she uses the study from Series 16, Lesson 4, Hidden Compositions.Doing studies is a proven way for learning visual principles. Many times, a study will speak its potential to become a finished painting. When that happens, the artist switches intentions to bringing clarity to the work while reinforcing the principle from which the study grew.
This series of tutorials focus attention on ways to move beyond the study towards a finished piece. All these are taken from studies done in previous lessons.
With every brushstroke we make, we are composing. Just as with any creation, we begin with a structure, then as the art work begins we place shapes and colors according the concept with which we are working. But the time comes when we move to a different level of thinking and decision-making–that moment when our intention becomes to bring clarity and resolution to the work.
Among Dianne’s passions about painting and teaching painting is how composing principles can expand creative freedom if the artist transcends the “rule” idea and instead, transforms the principle into a tool that opens creative doors.
This lesson is built on the study created HERE. Read Dianne’s Compose blog posts HERE. Visit Dianne’s website and example her work HERE. And visit her YouTube Channel with dozens of Quick Tips HERE.