Friday, July 10, 2009

Lesson 45 - Fruit Close-Ups

The challenge for this lesson was to compose a design of bright colored round objects. We each brought in bright fruit, plates and mats and set up small still life arrangements. We used view finders and made several small colored sketches to try out possibilities. We were looking for interesting division of space, repetition of circular shapes and bright, saturated colors. Here are four of Karen's sketches.

And here are three larger studies.

Kacie chose to zoom in extremely close to the grapes and cherries around the base of her apple.

Emily also found a small portion of her fruit set-up to focus in on. Small sections of various fruit give enough information to tell what is going on.

Marge included portions of her dark mat and table with the plate of fruit. The white plate and dark mat enhance the strong colors of the fruit.

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