Monday, September 19, 2016

Shapes, Day 5

OK, enough blather about finding my artistic voice.

Today's mantra: KISS. Keep It Simple, Silly. 

Just fulfill a few lesson guidelines:

√ use simple shapes,
√ use a variety of shapes,
√ scribble inside a stencil shape,
√ stamp inside a stencil shape,
√ make a shape outline with a paintbrush,
√ make a shape outline with a marker,
√ make a solid shape with paint,
√ vary the size of shapes in a single piece,
√ vary the techniques in a single piece, and
√ when using line or pattern, don't let either dominate.

Shapes #6, 9x12"


9 comments:

  1. Oh my, my, my, what I have missed! I love all these shapes, explorations, experiments, lines, color, energy, personalities, and of course, your words. Wonderful work, Dottie!

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    1. Laurie, how was your time away? I thought of you often. I both missed seeing daily posts from you and admired you for letting go. Thanks for your comments. I am working HARD in the class I'm taking!

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    2. It was nice to get away, but now I need to get back in the art saddle. Yes, I can tell you're working hard. You just keep evolving. If a viewer is away too long, he/she does so at their own peril!

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  2. I love those marbles falling down!

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    1. Fun, aren't they?! They took this piece into telling a little story : )

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  3. Love this piece,especially the green shape with all those varietions.

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    1. Fun to hear that you like the green shape with all its variations—some of those particular variations were accidental. I used a rubber stamp with paint, and it picked up and distributed the paint unevenly.

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  4. Oh Dotty, how fun you are! This is very Willy Wonka! Remember the magical candy creation room? (talking the original, the only one that matters, LOL) This looks like a wonderfully edible.... earring! I love it Dotty!

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    1. Thanks for your Willy Wonka edible earring interpretation, Sheila, speaking of how fun someone can be! This comment comes at a perfect time when I'm working hard, hard, hard to develop my skill in observing WITHOUT interpreting for my class (a subset skill to be used in conjunction w/ interpretation but being practiced right now in its purest form). It's so refreshing to break out of those lesson restraints to hear some grand interpretation!

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