Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Thinking about composition

Reconsidering ‘Fred’s home’.  What made me want to paint this scene?

Firstly the brilliant blue sky; secondly the bottle green pine trees against the sky. The patterns made by the ridge and furrow, which was emphasized by the snow. Without a doubt Fred’s brick bungalow will be a focal point. The format is 10 x 20 inch, which I feel is restful and peaceful. I have started the sketch on paper, devoting two thirds of the space to the sky (as that was my inspiration), and on third to the land. Now I need to resolve how to make the eye travel across and around the work to make an interesting composition.

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