On the Shelf #2
6x8in oil on canvas $125.
This is very different from yesterday's post and that is because
today's class was in oil painting.
As an art teacher I am exposed to many different techniques.
I really enjoy a variety of medias and the ways they can be used.
I agree with no matter what the medium or style, certain principles do apply
to help make a better painting.
But I do not like the word RULES because I see them passed around
without foundation. A favorite of mine is one so many people use
about not putting something right in the center.
It can be misinterpreted.
I have seen magnificent work with the center being the focal point.
Well... this painting is not a masterpiece, but I have enjoyed painting it.
The placement is more or less in the center, but the flowers link
to form an angle across the upper half. Another couple of angles
are made by the shelf, The eye flow is helped by the buds on the
edge and top of the shelf.(forming another angle)
So my advice is, if you have something in the middle and you like it there
then look for ways to produce an asymmetrical and interesting design.