A simple art project, after Delaunay: draw lines and curves to cut the canvas into shapes. Paint the shapes. Step back from time to time to get a feel for balance. Distribute colors across the canvas Use some color variation, e.g. green and yellow-green. I learned this exercise in Marlena Bocian’s abstract painting class in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The color difference exercises 1 & 2 is not so great; it is the lighting that is different. I think I like the composition of exercise 1 better, though i’ve been thinking that I need to “kill the white,” either by bringing one color all they way to the other or by painting in black, as if it were a stained glass window. Hmmm…. what do do?
Comments to self: (1) How about just getting the brushes and paint out and doing something new? This is 2011! (2) I think exercise 1 is better than exercise 2: more interesting pattern of shapes an colors.