MK S.

Top left - assignment one, top right - assignment two, bottom left - assignment three, bottom right - assignment four.

Top left - assignment one, top right - assignment two, bottom left - assignment three, bottom right - assignment four.

What a treat to dive in to juicy Lesson 4! It felt great to move into the composition stage with all that glorious paint. When doing the initial pages of pure color, tints, shades, and tones, it wasn't always smooth going. I think I need more practice on my transitions from color to color.  

I love the final compositions in the yellow/violet color scheme that I chose. I struggled a bit at first with composing, but it got easier as I went. I will let Jane comment on whether I effectively executed all four assignments. Number 4 was the hardest one for me to put together, but it's the one I like the most! 

One suggestion that occurred to me as I watched the lesson was that I would love to see a close up of Jane's completed compositions. Seeing a still frame example of each of the four assignments would be helpful as a jump start. 

And I've included a humorous bonus photo from my past. In the mid-90's, I took art classes at my local community college. The American Gothic inspired painting was for an assignment on complementary colors. Ha! I still have it taped to my kitchen cupboard. What a hoot to see this complementary lesson re-appearing in my life in a new way. 

Thanks, Jane, for sharing all your wisdom and sense of fun with these lessons.