Saturday, July 23, 2016

BACK IN THE STUDIO: GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTS

 
"Directions" in progress, each panel 10" X 10"  Lori LaBerge  2016

The orange and blue panels for "Directions" were hooked this past week.  Each panel will have metal added.  They will then be whipped, mounted, framed and hung in the order shown above.  I am contemplating changing the value on the far right of the bottom blue section.  It is lacking the contrast the other panels have.  Love that color, but it may have to go.  A darker color will give that corner some needed weight. 

As yet untitled,  approx. 18" X 18" Lori LaBerge  2016

A new work involving road cones was started yesterday.  I changed this up a bit from the original design below:


This drawing has perfectly shaped squares around it.  When transferring to linen, I decided to make the edges less perfect, giving them some movement.  This fits with the idea of roads being broken up when under construction.

"Curve Ahead" in design process

Also working on a new piece to bring on vacation with me.  It deals with curve signs on roads and will consist of 5 pieces of descending size.

Art Exercise:

Try experimenting with different types of line.  Vertical, horizontal, straight, wavy, broken, etc.

Note that Green Mountain Rug Hooking School is now accepting registrations:

I will be teaching "The Art of Plein Air" at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking School during June of 2017.  It will include the realism plein air is known for as well as how to use outdoor sketches to create abstract and surreal work.  All styles are welcome and experimentation will be encouraged.  Plein Air is a great way to add to one's knowledge of the basic skills of art.  You can sign up at the plein air page.

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