Thursday, January 16, 2014

Color with Lines

These are samples from the next part of Extreme Composition Lesson 1 -- painting a background and experimenting with lines of different types.

The thick line in these two pieces is watered down acrylic paint, the rest of the lines are various pens.

I really love Jane Davies' classes, and I appreciate that she is encouraging us to stay loose and experimental, and to develop the skill and habit of observation without going directly to evaluation.  I so need to hear this. 

My goal for today is to complete lesson 1 so I can spend the next few days on lesson 2.

11 comments:

Jacki Long said...

These are WONDERFUL Connie!
Sounds like a great class.
i look forward to seeing more and more. ♥

Gerrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous work.

Leslie said...

Ah, the first one... Love the asymmetry, the colors, that scribble of white ink, that one skinny black line going off on its own. Very nice.

Jane Perala said...

I love them!

The Idaho Beauty said...

More good stuff = I can't help but think complex simplicity. And yes, I get that freedom that comes from experimentation without immediate evaluation. It's such a nice change!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like these beautiful lines ... second one really speaks to me with the background color!

Sandra Rude said...

Beautiful work, Connie! The background and the lines really bring out the best in one another.

Charlton Stitcher said...

Really lovely - and those wandering lines ...! I just adore the simplicity. And the thought of the freedom gained by not evaluating as you go along - that's something I need to hear too.

Maggi said...

I like the way that the heavy dark line makes the piece look as though it is opening up.

john said...

You do have a way with color, line, movement and composition. Super great!

Henriette said...

gorgeous !