Last week the blog was on the element "Line" and how it can be applied to each of the 8 Principles of Design. This week the element “Shape” we can use as food for thought as it applies to the 8 Principles of Design. Only one principle: Conflict or Contrast will be mentioned. I will leave how it applies to the 7 other Principles as food for thought. Shapes can cause conflict when geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles and triangles and organic shapes such as circles, ovals, etc. are applied to the same painting. How and where they are applied in a painting can involve the other Principles of Design. Below is a painting with geometric and organic shapes. That does not necessarily mean that I did it right.