Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Rum Island 5
oil on canvas
Warm Silver Plein Air Frame
Purchase this painting at: www.lindablondheim.com
Picture Plane Exercise
Do three paintings of the same scene. They can be small studies on 5x7 inch supports.
Painting 1- Foreground focus. The area of interest or focal point is to be established in the foreground of the painting.
Painting 2- Middle ground focus- The area of interest is to be in the middle ground of the painting.
Painting 3- This is the hardest one. The focus is to be in the back ground of the painting.
This really is a great problem solving exercise. I do it now and then. We all have a habit of putting the focus or area of interest in the middle ground of our work. I do this myself without a thought. Challenging ourselves to come up with a new focus is fun and creates some pretty dramatic, spectacular results. How will you accomplish this task? What are some ways that you create a center of interest in a painting?
Use more texture and defined brushwork
More intensity of color
harder edge work