Series 36: COMPOSING SHAPES
Shapes that Merge – S36L2 Download
This lesson is S36L2, Shapes that Merge of the COMPOSING SHAPES Series. Using as her reference an old abandoned truck in bushes, Dianne studies how we can use similar values, soft edges and value gradations to merge shapes in order to direct attention to be towards others in a composition.
A shape occurs 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 these 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.