Saturday, September 23, 2006
Trees at Rabbit Hill Farm
oil on panel
Center of Interest
Here are some ways that you can lead the viewer to an area of interest or focal point in your painting.
More texture or brushwork
More intensity of color
Stronger values and contrast
More detail in that area of the painting
Use of paths leading to the subject of interest
You are trying to build a sign that says look here in the painting, so remember that the center of interest is the star of your production. Everything else in the painting has to play second or third.
It is not always necessary that there be a center of interest but when there is, Make it the star of the show.
Figures, animals and architecture almost always command attention.