Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mountainside Drama

Parkway Series # 243   12 x 16  oil   Sold

Mountainside scenes with steep slopes and diagonal lines appeal to my sense of drama in compostion.  Anytime you can compose a scene with an "X" compostition, there is action/interest. I could have given the background mountain more of a slope to the middle to create a more dramatic compostition, however, the more gentle sloping horizon  balances the steep mountainside to create a bit more restful compostion, and focuses the drama to the foreground.

1 comment:

  1. You've got some excellent paintings throughout your blog! I primarily illustrate children's books but have recently gotten mor einterested in plein air painting and landscape painting. It's very inspirational to see your daily paintings.