Inspired by the map-like lines and grids seen here on Flickr , I challenged myself to explore lines and grids in a square format.
Paper size-9x9 or larger squares
Explore map-like grid-lines with layered opaque and transparent paints. It is okay to obscure parts of the "map".
Concentrate on rectangular/square shapes allowing for some "not quite square"shapes.
As I worked through my parameters I realized that square paper feels weird to me and 9x9 feels small. I will definitely take this lesson to larger paper in the future, but my house is torn up (new kitchen) and I barely had room to work on 9x9s...That being said, this lesson was soooo satisfying. I started with my squares that I set forth in the guidelines, but then realized that what I was craving from Anne-Laure's work was the super fine quality of some of the lines. Once I figured this out the lesson became more of a study of fine line work in grids and squares.
Do I think these are completed pieces? Nope, but I did learn a lot and had fun!
I am super proud of myself for actually doing most of this workshop (on time even...). I only missed completing one lesson and I'll go back to that one.
If you ever have the opportunity to take a workshop with Jane Davies, either in person or online--DO IT!