11.13.2008

Week 3 - Class Work





The idea of dominant and subordinate shapes is very common in landscape painting; for example - a big group of trees and a smaller isolated tree. In abstract work, using some formal element, such as line, shape, color, or theme and variation, give us something to hang our hat on - something to build the painting around. Repeating a shape is a common way to go but color can also act as a dominate idea with a second color as the subordinate.
This is how the members of the class handled the idea of a dominating element and a related subordinate element. Click on the photos to enlarge the view.
From the top these pieces belong to:
Jerri Everett,
Cathy McCurdy,
Josie Perea,
Gina Quintana,
Dee Bartee

Scroll down to the post And Now For Something Completely Different to read my general guidelines for non-representational painting.

2 comments:

Eldon Warren said...

It's fun comparing work from week 3 with the work from week 2. Just goofing with design is so much fun. Thanks for sharing what's goin on.
Eldon

Anonymous said...

This is so very different from past
classes. I really miss being a part of
this learning process. And
thanks for the posting of all the
class work. It looks like fun!
Carol W.