This weeks lesson in Jane Davies class "Extreme Composition" is all about shapes. Squares, circles, triangles etc. This was a really great exercise for me since I have so much trouble with abstraction. Somehow everything ends up looking like a flower or a landscape. Not this time! This exercise really pushed me to work abstractly. Here are some exercises I did from the first part of the lesson. Remember these are not finished pieces, they are exercises and techniques. I used my gelli plate to create them since I am so comfortable with that tool and it really took the masked shapes and helped me edge them toward abstraction.