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