Now, though, Lesson Two feels woven into the fabric of who I am as an artist, so I try my hand at Lesson Three today for the first time—after reading the written part of the lesson more than once!
The composition structure for this lesson is the cruciform shape, something I became aware of at a conscious—albeit rudimentary—level back in the fall. A focus in the lesson is to create transitions between the cruciform shape and the quadrants it creates, to integrate the cruciform shape so it is not just Shape on Background. The guidelines instruct me to create my cruciform shape using primarily collage, and to use texture to create my transitions.
Ready, set, go!
Here's my Shape on Background:
Here are the transitions I created with texture to integrate the cruciform shape with the background quadrants:
|Criss-Cross, Logs and Moss|
4x4.5", acrylic and collage on watercolor paper