Saturday, January 19, 2008

Beach Cul-de-Sac-6x8 oil on c.b.


This one was about the dreamy sky and palms. the phone pole ties everything together.

in todays mini-lesson- composition

in edgar paynes book on landscape compositions this one is whats called the "L" format. if you look at the top right and follow the major shapes down the right side you see it goes left along the bottom, making a backwards "L" shape. this can be reversed of course, as well. the other compositions are O-U-diagonal- radial and a few more i'll describe later. strong compositions make strong paintings. better to have a good composition and poor technique than to have great technique and bad composition.

i highly suggest that if you paint that you check out edgar paynes book on landscape compositions.

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