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workshop: ‘what if’

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘what if’ and ‘then what’ were words in my head this past week at a Skip Lawrence workshop. We focused on shape, edges and color, texture; design elements, those I have been pursuing over and over in my own work and in teaching these many years.

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‘Nuance and Design’ were concepts mentioned continuously in Skip’s clever ways; usually with wonderful humor and generating so much laughter.

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And, of course, the infamous ‘mostly’, establishing dominance in a painting especially about in use of color, its strong emotive powers, creating connection, unity and variety.

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And, how to evaluate one’s own work?

Dominant: Mostly? Enough Contrast to make shapes read? Creative, thoughtful, individual Shapes? Color Variations? Consistency to one Concept? Whew.

A terrific week. Ready to head back to Studio and ready to share these amazing lessons with my students. Stay tuned.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Frank Bettendorf #

    Marvelous images and I’m excited to see more and read your narrative. Thank you for including me. Frank B

    May 6, 2019
  2. Janet Beare #

    Showing there is always room for learning even when as experienced & proficient as you. Sometimes it is a reminder of something we have just let slip out of our focus in our work. Skip has wonderful workshops. Great atmosphere for opening artists to new ideas – ones that you can share with your students. Loved seeing your work from the workshop. Ciao,
    Janet

    May 18, 2019

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