Series 40: MERGING SHAPES
Simplify with Value Shapes – S40L1
This lesson is S40L1, Simplify with Value Fields of the MERGING SHAPES Series. Using as her reference a kid riding a bike on a dirt road surrounded by woods, weeds and bushes, Dianne shows a method for simplifying everything into two value fields, then within those fields keeping value contrasts close. This visually merges disparate images.
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.