From All Angles

If working on a more abstract painting, try examining it on all four sides to look for the most interesting, balanced design. Look for the most dominant “gesture,” or most obvious direction of shapes and lines. This dominant gesture will become the basis of the structure and patterns, and possibly the subject, in your final painting.

Calgary, Alberta, artist Jean Pederson is a workshop instructor and award-winning watercolorist. Her paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions.

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