Composition Play: S curve on Vertical

Back to showing some of my explorations of composition today! You can read about the motivation and some of the details about these explorations on my original composition post. The piece for today is probably the most simple, and also my favorite of the seven that I created. It began with some loose lines on a piece of illustration board:

original sketch for composition © 2011, Lynne Medsker

The border edges were prepared & defined and then loose washes of acrylic were painted on the surface.

adding a wash of paint © 2011, Lynne Medsker

When the initial layers of color were dry it was time to trace over the sketch with black paint and add some finishing touches to the border and the corners.

"careless" mixed media on illustration board, 16x20, $225 (unframed) © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Ta da! I love the fluidity of this piece, the simple design & the color combinations. I still have four more pieces to share with you…one more I’m pleased with and then three that don’t excite me. At least not yet!



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