Series 11: Visual Rhythms
S11 L Weaving a Bassline DVD
In this lesson, S11L2 Creating a Bassline of VISUAL RHYTHMS, Dianne uses as her subject a river scene to explore how we can use the supporting rhythm she calls the “bassline” to create a visual flow throughout the painting. Capitalizing on a visual path movement, she guides you step by step. Equating the visual path to the “bassline” in music, she uses a middle value to guide the eye within the painting. .Visual Rhythms are the most ignored yet inherently intriguing of all our composing generators. Just as in music we have the waltz, tango, rhumba and many more rhymic patterns, in painting we have flowing rhythms, staccato rhythms and even a “bassline” Any painting becomes richer when the artist catches the rhythm of the subject and allows it to be central to the communication of the work.. Many of today’s forefront painters understand and use this principle adroitly. Observe how artist Joe Paquet orchestrates the “bassline” in his painting, Blue-Collar, and how Dianne uses it in her painting, Light Games.