|Dogwood Abstract # 5|
Besides simplifying, though, I want to explore, not repeat. So, I stepped back to really think about it. First, I brainstormed, and wrote down a list of things I could change to move forward. Then I pulled out my notes from my Mike Bailey workshop at Kanuga last spring. And I went back to the very useful article he had written even before that about his series work (you can find it here).
I was not amazed to find that Mike's advice was to look to the seven elements of design: Line, Size, Shape, Direction, Color, Value, and Texture. What did amaze me was that when I reviewed my ideas, underlining the key word in each one, I had covered six of the seven (missed Texture).
So, I guess I know where I need to do next. Back to the drawing board, as they say!