I've been focusing a lot on design and composition since I started my daily design practice last fall. (Actually it was more of a weekly practice, but that's another story.) I've always taken an intuitive approach to composition. But since I don't have a formal art education, I figured it was time for some "book learning". I've been reading and doing a variety of small design and composition studies to translate the book learning into experiential learning. I have also managed to incorporate design concepts into each of the classes I taught this year.
Through my design work and research on other artists (I've focused on the abstract expressionist movement) I find I've been drawn to vertical compositions. I used that approach for one of the pieces I created for my last series, The Best Season, and I was really pleased with the end result.
So, I decided that I would use a vertical composition for all the pieces in my next series. There are a few other things I want to accomplish with this series, so here's my plan:
- All pieces will have a vertical composition
- All pieces will incorporate the use of resists
- All pieces will be primarily hand painted with minimal to no use of silkscreens
- Each piece will be a color study, incorporating either complements, or some color scheme based on color wheel relationships