Friday, 29 February 2008

Design Exercise

I took part in a workshop called 'Driven to Abstraction' with Sue Benner. One of the discussions was about abstract art: representative to non-objective. Photo #1 is a single leaf, easy to recognize and a normal colour for the autumn.
Photo #2 retains the shape and varies colour and size to give a sense of rhythm.
Photo #3 varies the size & construction of the leaf.
Photo #4 uses a backgound made from fused strips. The leaves are scattered, colours and shapes reach beyond the norm to become a little more abstract. This sample is more lively and interesting.

6 comments:

Maria del Valle said...

Beautiful work dear friend!!!, I really admire your creativity!!!

corina said...

Oh, Vivian, this is so beautiful! Yoi are so talented, thank you for sharing with us!

Margaret said...

This is really beautiful, Vivian! Sounds like a great workshop. I wish I had more time to do those things...
~Margaret

MargaretR said...

I love this piece, it sounds like an ideal workshop.

joelle lg 91 said...

La force de la composition m'attire quant aux couleurs... j'adore
Very beautiful, I love colours and composition
Joelle

juanita sim said...

I love the rich deep colours you chose for this piece. Your free motion machine quilting sets it off beautifully.