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July 3 & August 14, 2011  Projects  -

Simplicity in Design + revisited

JEFF POTTER

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July 3, 2011 Project - Design Simplicity: Think Motherwell, Kline, Rothko. A simply designed piece (drawing, painting, print) that elicits elegance. The size should be 18" x 24" or larger.

     

     

 

Gaye Garrison

 

First attempt. Not simple enough.
 

Still not there. Shadow colors more interesting.
 

Cooler color but still not right.
 

Closest, but I don't think it's all that elegant. (Or simple.) This project WASN'T simple!

Rod Groves

 "Shoreline" acrylic  I liked this shoreline pattern as an abstract design but it only came together when I encased it in an oval shape.

  Leila Hall    

pastel

 Betsy Greenlee    

"Vanishing Lines"  

 

Jeff Potter 

"Wallow Fire Cloud Sunset" 18" x 24" acrylic painting

BONUS- "Las Conchas Firestorm" an 8" x 8" acrylic painting inspired by my obsession of late watching videos of nearby forest fires from YouTube

 

Elaine Scott

    Acrylic and sand on 18" X 24" canvas
 

  Jaci Fischer    

"River" collage + pencil 

 

Fred Yost

"Rothko Remembered " oil painting

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 Continuation - Sunday, August 14th at 1 PM. 

Project - more Design simplicity

                

                            

Leila Hall  

 

pastel

 

Jeff Potter 

"Rufus Hummer"  18" x 24" Acrylic  - I thought that I could simplify the design and still capture the beauty of a hummingbird.  Unfortunately I kept obsessing with detail - but I like it in the end.

 

Rod Groves

"Chinese Checkers" acrylic   This pattern of shapes interested me, particularly the off-aligned grey one in the middle. It creates a nice center of interest.

Elaine Scott

Oil Pastel on Yupo paper

 

Oil Pastel on Yupo paper

 

Oil Pastel on 400 grit sandpaper
 

Betsy Greenlee    

"Waterfall" classroom chalk

 

"Nude" classroom chalk

  Jaci Fischer    

"Kosmo" pastel 

 

Fred Yost

" Blue Waves" oil on panel

Gaye Garrison

"Rectangles" pastel -  Simple, but hardly Elegant



"Cat Sketch"  pencil sketch - I think this could be Elegant. Definitely Simple



"Eggs" Pastel - Maybe it qualifies

 

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