Motif by Jennifer Burkinshaw

This type of composition is called a motif.  Students first create their design and then trace it four times onto watercolor paper.  In previous projects students have worked with switching between positive and negative space; In this project we introduced the concept of 'reverse imaging' for which the placement of the design and associated color scheme where all decisions needed to be made to complete the artwork.

Jennifer Burkinshaw.17 yrs.watercolor

Jennifer Burkinshaw.17 yrs.watercolor

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