I gave myself challenges as I worked through the shape exercises. Some are successful, some not so much. I'm totally okay with that though. It's all part of the process....and I haven't even pulled out the gelli plate yet!
It all started out with a riot of color and shapes. #1 started out with the black circle that I had made with the gelli plate a while ago. Then I added the pink masked shape with a stencil over it. Next came orange marker, oil pastel, collage, graphite and a piece of painted tape.
#8 is my true neutral and I love it! Collaged triangle of citr-solv'd National Geographic, a tea bag, and a piece of paper I created. Simple is so effective, but I have trouble stopping.
#9 is as simple as it gets...The shape was peeled off my palette. I don't want to add more and wreck it.
My personal challenge for #10 was to only add black shapes to the super colorful background.
I thought I was done with #11 and had scanned it. It floated back to the top of the pile and I defined my big shape more. Then I realized it could use a contrast in shape size so I added the little collaged squares.
#12 is negative shapes and rolling security stamp through a stencil.
#13 has just three shapes in three different methods-Collage, ghost image pull from another piece, and a homemade foam stamp.
One of my final challenges was to use irregular shapes. It is something that I struggle with. Irregular shapes just seem wrong to me, but I like them in #14.
For #15, I worked a grid over a previously painted page and then created negative shapes. Squares are also not my go-to shape so I have to work extra hard to include them.
These last two are pieces that I developed to the point that I think they are finished pieces.
#16 feels very Seuss-ical to me, especially that critter arm reaching across the top.
How many days until the next lesson????