Friday, September 08, 2006
Cone Flowers with Lavender
acrylic on panel
Spacial relationships and intervals can be very important in landscape composition. I see so many paintings where the artist has lined up all of the major elements like soldiers or has made books ends of them.
Think about creating intervals and pathways through your composition. Small changes can improve a composition greatly. Changing tree trunk intervals, bushes and other elements can lead the viewer through the painting, giving them time to stop along the way, which is what you hope for. Overlapping elements will create depth and space. The longer the viewer is captivated by the work, the better the painting.
The next time you start a composition, think about the spaces or intervals between objects. Make adjustments early in the composition for these improvements and you will have better paintings.