The Grid cont’d, Value Mixing

  • Texture/Pattern Map Review
  • Extra Credit: Architecture Building Exhibition: “A Line Around an Idea”, Drawings by James Wines (article)
  • Painters and the grid: Terry Winters, Mark Bradford, Chuck Close portraits
  • Value scales in gouache
  • Grid painting with 5 values (handout)


  • Finish grid painting assignment up through step 3 if not finished in class.
  • Due before next class: Visit MoMA (free with your CCNY ID) and see the Inventing Abstraction show. Choose one work that you are particularly drawn to, and copy it in your sketchbook, making sure to note the artist’s name, the date, and the medium. Take notes on the piece based on terms and concepts used in this class. Why is this work particularly successful for you? Do you recognize any of the elements and principles of design we’ve discussed at work in the piece? How? Email me the name of the title & artist for the piece you’ve selected, and an image taken in the gallery or outside of it if you can’t shoot inside.