Wow, three posts in one day! It’s amazing I actually had time to get dressed and have breakfast today.
For all you waiting anxiously for the next installment of “Bloggers go to Art School” here’s my exercises from pages 26 to 29 of Color & Composition:
First, a composition using black strips placed parallel to the edges of the white ground. I’m calling mine a grid composition (This was my second attempt, first one will not be shown in public).
Next, another composition with none of the strips parallel to the edges. This was kinda obvious, but I like it. It’s happy. A radiating composition, of course.
Now we get to use curved strips. I went for a diagonal composition and like the way the foreground and background intermingle.
For the fourth composition we get to use up all the leftover scraps. (I had no leftovers and so cut some more.) I wanted a horizontal composition, and although the proportions of curves to straight strips are asymetrical, the composition itself could possibly be considered bilaterally symetrical. So I don’t know what category it falls into, but I don’t care because I like the way the curves interact with each other.
As a bonus suprise, look what happened when I put them all together. Looks to me like a spaceship landing near a waterfall on a sunny day.
OK, two more exercises. First is a composition in one color with a predetermined amount of shapes. This one is asymetrical.
Lastly, I made another composition with the same shapes, but now with the addition of a 2″ square of another color. Pretty vertical, if you ask me.
Stay tuned for greyscales and color wheels. I need to go get more Wonder Under before attempting the next set of exercises.