• Flattening and Pattern Painting

    4 monthes ago - By Nancy Colella Simply Painting

    Today in our Expressive Figure class we talked about the approach known as
    Flattening or Pattern Painting.
    Example:
    Milton Avery "Artist's Wife"
    The form is flattened and the design is arranged by one shape next to another NO LIGHT AND SHADOW!Use of repeated patterns break up some of the flat shapes.Proportions are distorted.
    This abstract approach uses just shape, line and colorto design an exciting compositon;a definate challenge for representational painters who focus on value and reality to make the statement.
    My quick demo and some student work:
    None of us were thrilled with the...
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