Gradation Patterns

The Gradation Pattern Exercise

This exercise from the Waichulis Curriculum: Language of Painting builds upon the challenge of the Gradation Block exercise by combining it with the earlier challenges of Shape Replication. As experienced in the Language of Drawing, The Gradation Pattern exercise challenges the artist to replicate a collection of interlocking shapes populated with varying gradations to yield patterns of form.

The Language of Painting takes this exercise one step further by incorporating color. This new variable will take your developing skill sets far beyond the achromatic challenges faced in the Language of Drawing.

Here is a glimpse of a few of the completed Gradation Pattern exercises by artist Phil Kidd:

Wonderful side by side from artist Emma Hirst: