Friday, December 14, 2012

Is this a 'C' design? Or an 'H'?

 11 x 14 oil on canvas panel

I 'd like to think I have a natural eye for good composition, in that I can recognize it when I see it, but trying to create it?  That's another story altogether.  This was painted down the road from where I live and the big round tree was the initial attraction.  But I quickly realized the road and telephone poles had a lot to do with the appeal too.  First try, I painted what I saw.  I could see there were design problems, so I made some changes, and re-read my favorite book on composition by Ian Roberts.   

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm not sure which letter it is, but the curved road leads me right to the 'sweet spot' of the light struck tree- which is really successful! nice!