Today was the first day of four in Karen Knutson’s workshop on how to design an outstanding, exciting, eye-catching painting using the elements of repetition, variation, and dominance. We worked hard all day and some of us (myself included!) didn’t like the 2 small 7 X 7 inch abstract paintings that we did at all during their development. But we persisted and continued to follow her directions. By the time she critiqued them all at the end of the afternoon, they looked amazing! I am using the photo of one of mine with today’s post and a photo of about 12 of them once they were up on the wall as a quilt of little paintings. 

Tomorrow, we will approach good design through a different process and we are all eager and excited to see what Day 2 brings. I will keep you posted.