Simplifying the Shape

Simplifying the Shape

Simplifying the Shape

It is so worthwhile to go to art class and work on projects alongside my fellow students. Not only do I have the chance to learn from the wisdom of an amazing teacher, I also see how other artists interpret the same directions using the same model.

Today we simplified our subject down to a few strong shapes and then painted each shape with strong pigment. This was such a perfect exercise for me, given my deliberate sketch focus of, how do I use flat gouache color, big shapes, and black paper to convey what I am thinking. Because I was influenced by the work of the other students, I let more of my brush strokes show and I think this adds interest to the composition.

This is a pastel and gouache sketch on black paper.

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1 Response to Simplifying the Shape

  1. Sheila says:

    It is eve prettier in person, Sarah!

    Liked by 1 person

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