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Monday, May 06, 2013

Staying in the Day but preparing for next

I created all this yesterday morning at the art fair...on Sunday's it' usually slow till after 11:00am as most people do the church thing...so I used my time wisely and had some great fun with the morning sun and nice breeze.
 
 
Today is our last day of Basic Design in Collage I at Mayslake we will spend the whole session working a collage for the class and we will see what happens.  We've been preparing our papers, and practicing composition in our sketch books and with smaller exercise pieces.  We will be ready today for completion of a collage and then gear up for the next class which will be an extension of this.

Starts June 3th to July 8th Monday Mornings from 9-11:30 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, in Oak Brook IL
And this Friday and Saturday is their Native Plant sale.

Now back to some compositional stuff.....From About.com

Composition is the term used for the arrangements of the elements in or the subject matter of a painting. A successful composition draws in the viewer and pulls their eye across the whole painting so that everything is taken in and finally settles on the main subject of the painting.

In his Notes of a Painter, Henri Matisse defined it this way:
"Composition is the art of arranging in a decorative manner the diverse elements at the painter's command to express his feelings."

The Elements of Composition in art are used to arrange or organize the components in a way that is pleasing to the artist and, hopefully, the viewer. It helps give structure to the layout and the way the subject is presented. It also encourages or leads the viewer's eye to wander around the whole painting, taking in everything and ultimately coming back to rest on the focal point.

Well time to get packed up, going to bring my lunch today and give myself a break and have some lunch out on one of the picnic tables and just relax.. Then start back up and run to the hardware store from some PVC and wood to cut up into small squares for making of stamps, the PVC pipe will be for table riser so we don't kill our back at Dillman's, I know they had some up there but I'll probably make three sets just in case. I've got some Cinder Blocks up stairs raising my table up but need something lighter and easier to maneuver around.
 

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