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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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Translating Landscapes

A creative adventure; a new class via on-line. So great to teach landscape (design) drawing + painting and to reach out to many. Take a look at the preview + sign up.

Warmly, Anita

https://www.carlasonheim.com/online-classes/translating-landscape/

The landscape is a gentle way of exploring the elements that are integral to making meaningful work: line, value, color, shape, edges, composition.

In this 6-lesson class, we will use our study of landscape to work at finding our unique mark, learning and reinforcing design concepts, drawing with intent, and simplifying.

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