18 September, 2016

Cactus and Wildflowers 2 20"x20" gallery wrapped $325

well, I didn"t stay away from this painting too long.  That vertical post was so strong that it bothered me.  so I added some more vertical branches of shrubbery to steal some of its thunder.  there is a design rule that says whatever there is least of in a painting will attract the most attention.  For instance, if you have a blank sheet of paper and place a black dot on it,  your eye will be drawn immediately to the dot.  That dynamic was happening here to the detriment of the painting.  Now the eye is attracted to the complexity of the shurbbery first.  The branches lead over to the post and the eye slides down the post into the cactus and foreground.  And that is another design element called "transportation"

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