It's a painting that really demonstrates the beauty of subtle scenes.
And this is something that the students in my Master class have been doing - with great results!!
Keep your eyes open! Look for large simple shapes and clear value patterns...don't focus in on details. Keep your mind attentive to those things that catch your eye - don't miss them in your hurry from point A to point B!
Look for an unusual shape or juxtaposition of shapes - I'm looking out at the slanted side of a building which is really intriguing...alas I cannot show it for I left my Card Reader at home!!
Look for great color combinations, or the effect of one bright spark of color in a rather duller background. Always ask yourself what it is about the scene that you find interesting? Would it make a good design, What would you want to communicate in your art about this scene?
Why is this catching your eye? And how? You can use the answers to further your own artwork. Try to record and remember those very personal first impressions of a specific scene for they will form the backbone or theme upon which the art quilt is based.
A good composition is the result of adding, subtracting, moving or changing what’s in the photo - not just copying!!! Let your inspiration Inspire you, not Dictate to you!!
next week I hope to show photos from my QSDS class......
And, if you have been, thanks for reading!!! Elizabeth
PS Several folk have asked me about my online classes with Academy of Quilting - here is the link: