Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Warm-Up

This series was done as a warm-up exercise for the last lesson of Extreme Composition.  The challenge was to choose a layout, in this case abstract landscape, and then use the same elements in different formats.  All five of these paintings are done on watercolor paper, and all had bits of paper collaged onto the substrate before any paint was applied.  The piece above is 9 x 9 inches.

These two pieces are 7-1/2 x 11 inches.

This one is 18 x 8 inches.

And this one is 8 x 22 inches.

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27 comments:

Ineke said...

I love it. This styl is my favorite!!

Von said...

Connie... These are by far my favorite of all time... wonderful movement, color depth and oh how wonderfully..the color combo is inspiring!

Jacki Long said...

These are wonderful Connie, like always, but the color, balance and depth are, in my opinion, perfect!

Anna H said...

Connie, I love the colors in these - nice work!

Margaret Cooter said...

Interesting exercise, exciting results!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

OooOoo lovely!

Jane Perala said...

Love them all, but especially the very tall one.

MegWeaves said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE, especially the left one, second from the top. I LOVE these!! I do, I do, I do!!

Jeannie said...

Connie, these are fabulous!!! I swear they would look fantastic in a lobby or office. Wow! You done good!!!

Charlton Stitcher said...

Every one wonderful indeed ... love the colours, love the varying horizons - just fantastic!

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

These are wonderful, Connie! I love the layered colors and texture.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Not just commenting to up my chances in your give-away. ;-) These colors just draw me in - so rich. Think the first and last ones are my favorites, but they are all wonderful. Really interesting how much that paper collaged beforehand adds to the end product.

Jeanne Aird said...

Love the colors and the textures and use of space. What material is the gold filigree and piece with circular cutouts? Adds a lot of interest and contrast. Nicely done.

Meg Fowler said...

If these are your warm-ups, I can't wait to see the final pieces!!! Everything about these pieces makes my heart flutter!!! OMG! Love!!!

Sarah Cross said...

I love the richness and depth of the colours that you have used - beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished x

Von said...

would be amazing to see how these could be grouped together in 1 piece of art or a grouping all framed and together on the wall.. Amazing!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice work. You've made it your own and your color palette is one of my faves! xox

Jan Ward said...

Wow, this exercise really struck a note with more than just me! The harmonics of the results sing.
Success is yours.

Unknown said...

I really like the landscape compositions!! Marybeth

john said...

Not only do I love each piece I love the odd sizes. Terrific color palette as well. :-)

Suus said...

I just live them all, nice colors.

Henriette said...

These are awesome. Like the color combination, structure and dots. xxx

k.crane at big fat art cloth said...

These are really beautiful. I needed to see these colors today.

Maggi said...

Fantastic

Emma said...

lovely, shades of 2 of my favorite colors

Leslie said...

Playing catch up on your posts...
I love all of these - great colors and the bit of patterned collaged paper really adds a lot of interest. Love how the blue lightens toward the top, it creates just a feeling or rising up. Very cool!

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