I'm taking an online class with Jane Davies called Keys to Dynamic Composition. Even though I'm very busy wrapping things up at work (only 7 more weeks!) ... I've been able to create some practice pieces for the class. Here are a few of my favorite.
Lesson 1: Focus on Shapes (creating Unity and Variety)
Lesson 2: The Abstract Landscape
Focus on Value, Visual Density, and Balance
Lesson 3: The Cruciform
Focus on Texture
Lesson 4: The Grid
Focus on Edges and Repeated Elements
When I'm working on these, I'm happy. Even though the lessons are challenging ... I'm simply happy to be creating art. And looking forward to when I have more time to do that. I'll return to these lessons again in May and delve deeper.