“Both positive and negative shapes are created as equal components within the composition and should come together much like a composer would arrange notes for a melody or musical arrangement,” says Beeman. “It’s important to me that shapes create a sense of tension between the essential form and the background.”
The artist won $200 toward the purchase of a Heilman pastel box. Our thanks to Heilman Designs for their generosity!
Other favorites of the PJ editors included Refined Reflections, by Stephanie Wellman; Meadow Matriarch, by Deborah Maklowski; and Tea for Two, by Deborah Kidwell (pictured, L-to-R, below).
Did you miss the deadline for the June challenge? There’s still time to get involved in the August challenge—deadline is Aug. 29, and the prize is Mount Vision Pastels!