Saturday, May 25, 2013

composition series

One of the exercises for my extreme composition class was to create a series in an exaggerated vertical format using one of our previous pieces as a starting point.  These are two pieces from lesson two:

 

I used the elements of these pieces as a vocabulary and made ten variations.  Which one's your favorite?


#1
#2
#3



#4
#5
#6



#7
#8
#9




#10

18 comments:

  1. I love them all actually but I think if I had to choose only one, #8 is my favorite. But they are all in my fav colors and shapes so it is a hard choice. All are gorgeous!

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  2. Hey, girl. These are really beautiful. My fav is #9 and #3. Are you using hand carved stamps on them? Super cool.

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  3. Karen...I really like the long and skinny format! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be #8.
    Mary

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  4. They are all so good, but #1 is simple and bold with it's graphic elements and really speaks to me. xox

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  5. They are all wonderful. My favorites are #1 and #8.

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  6. they are all great. if i have to pick i like #5. can't really tell you why, it just jumps out at me.

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  7. I am no help either -- I like them all....

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  8. You mean I have to choose between them!! I like each one but if you hold my feet to the fire I guess I'd say #6. I love the long, skinny format...it adds to the whole look. Fantastic exercise!

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  9. I can't decide between 3, 5 , 8 and 9. I really love them all!
    Most of all I like the colours you chose.

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  10. I especially like #8, #5, #3. But they're all cool!

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  11. Sorry, Karen. I cannot decide. I like - no looooooove them all. Wonderful series.

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  12. Wow lady! Amazing work and such a great use of an exaggerated format. I keep thinking I should try working something in a series and this is a good reminder about why....look at all the exploring you did! I'm drawn to the ones with the dark for contrast and I think #5 is a stunner - well balanced darks, and I love how the teal fades into the lower small circle...beautiful details - I bet they're even stronger in person. Beautiful color palette (but no surprise there!:)

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  13. #3 I think, but not an easy decision! What a great exercise...

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  14. #3...no, #10.....wait #9! yes #9!

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  15. I absolutely love these, Karen! I've been following Jane's work/blog/books/etc as well, everything she does is so inspiring. And you, as well. I am planning to take one of her online classes later this year. Keep up the awesome work!

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  16. How can I possibly choose a favourite! I would hang every one of them in my studio so that I could see them every day.
    The work you are doing now is amazing. And the course too. I see Connie Rose mentions an on-line class, so I must look that up.

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  17. I just discovered your blog and your mail exchange blog too, what a great find today! I had to stop and choose my favorite here .... my favorite is #5 but I like them all!

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