Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Extreme Composition

My new online class, Extreme Composition, is starting next week, and filling up fast.  Here is a little video of me doing an experimental composition.  This is the sort of thing we'll be doing in Extreme Composition after exploring line, shape, and color in the first three lessons.

We will make paintings, collages, drawings that explore the extremes of standard composition principles: extreme variety, extreme unity, no focal point, extreme movement, asymmetry, imbalance.  And then we'll make experimental compositions in which we consider the parts only, not the whole.  You will have the freedom to explore visual language and see where it takes you when you are not concerned about "correct" composition.  My hope is that you will discover a more personal sense of visual expression.
This is the piece I created in the video, 7"x11"

I made this piece in a similar manner, beginning with an ink doodle.  8"x8"
On another note, here is an interview that Sara Naumann did about my teaching.  Check out Sara's blog, "In Pursuit of the Muse".  Thanks for visiting!


  1. I can't make it this time, but I hope you'll offer this class again on a later moment.

  2. I'm signed up! And really, really looking forward to it :)

  3. And I'm signed up!)) Thank you, Jane!

  4. I find your process absolutely fascinating and brave, and the work so expressive and meditative. Gorgeous. Hope to see you live in August...


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