Series 28: USING ALTERNATION
Textures Taking Turns- S28L3
This lesson is S28L3, Textures Taking Turns of the USING ALTERNATION series. Beginning with her study from Lesson 2 of this Series, Dianne shows how we can create rhythm and vitality in our work by alternating the character of textures. In this study, she alternates between smooth and active. This approach is especially useful with a subject in which we find busy textures throughout.
In visual composing, alternation means a sequence of repeated changes. The two things alternating often are contrasted elements or technical maneuvers. We use alternation to create a dynamic movement throughout our paintings. This series explores four types of alternating most commonly used by master painters.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different concept for dealing with the principle of alternating. Lessons Three is built on the study done in Lesson Two. Lessons One and Four are independent studies. If mastered, these four concepts can help any artist add a dynamic rhythm to their work.