January 9th, 2009


Project #1 - A study of Symmetrical and Asymmetrical balance: Black & White

We're to make two separate paintings using only pencil and gouache paint. I used to paint in watercolor with minimal water. I should have been using gouache the whole time. I love its intensity.

The two paintings combined must use straight lines drawn with a ruler, circles drawn with a compass and curves drawn with "french curves". The design is created by the painter.

Here is the sketch of my asymmetrical design.  It started off much simpler and then additional experimentation was done with tracing paper placed over the top of the draft image.

And here is the final image painted with black goauche paints.


I'm not finished with the symmetrical design yet.  Will post it when I am finished.