Day two was dedicated to the explorations of shape as design element. First assignment - composition with 5 different shapes (different size and technique). I gave myself two more constraints - same shape and same color. I wanted to see what kind of result I will get when most parameters are predefined.
Next, we created more grounds using paint shapes with hard and soft edges.
Next step - layering collage and paint. At the end of day 2, the grounds looked like this:
It was an eye opening day. I always strive to achieve the most varied textures and colors so it was especially challenging to use only flat, opaque colors. I never stopped to ponder the impact of a flat shape next to a textured one, of a hard edge vs a soft edge.
My workspace at the end of day 2.