"Love this brief but very understandable lesson! I've been studying "reflections" for the past couple weeks as we have tons of standing water from Spring rains. This lesson just adds to what I've been seeing.…"
//////Composition #5 is entitled country Kid. I love the feeling of warmth in the photo. The young child grasps the chicken with her chubby hands. I would want to capture this feeling of warmth. I've decided not to use the normal, let's say, usual composition but to position the child on the far left of the picture plane in order to make the chicken the center of attention. I'm doing a mosaic using parts of other paintings. (watercolor). I'll show you when I get done!
My third photo is from the desert with a beautiful multi-armed Saguaro as the focus point. At first I saw again the cross formula with the cactus as the perpendicular and the rocks as the longitudinal. Also the middle rock leads me to another formula called the balance-scale formula where you have a dominant center of interest with similar masses and shapes distributed somewhat equally on both sides. And then I saw the diagonal formula and I could see the lines very plainly.!
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I love Massachusetts! I've lived here for over 20 years. I left for a little while a few years ago and couldn't wait to get back. I do love Richard's workshops and the people on this site are special! So willing to help one another!
I hope you're coming in late September, Massachusetts is glorious in the autumn! Gloucester is one of my favorite places in the world! Salem is a terrific place to visit too; as are Concord and Lexington!! Unfortunately for me, I will be in New Jersey for most of September...not my favorite place!
I still haven't started it yet. There are several avenues to choose from, and I am still confused. Let me know if you figure it out. I am thinking that to add a photo you would copy and paste it on. Not sure yet. Have a blessed day!
What I mean by a calligraphic stroke is one that is not laboured over. It is succinct, beautiful in itself and seems effortless although the planning of the stroke or strokes may take some time. Saying less with a brush strokes often says more.
Hi Wanda, Thanks for your comments. It is very nice to get a critique from Richard. He's an excellent teacher and a super artist. I really like your water colours. And I was also impressed with your drawing story board of the people on the beach painting.
Walda, I am very glad to be your friend. Thank you for invite me. About the autumn tree and water photo, you can use it to paint for gift or for sell. I wish you good luck. I am painting it now and found something that I want to share with you. The ratio can be changed to make the foreground more space. That is Michael's idea and I like it. As the trees are very near, have to put some details of leaves. I did not start smartly. As it was difficult to get the shapes of the leaves, I ghrabed my knife to do it . As I have never done anything with knife, it looks very aggressive. And I have no choice but use knife to do the trunks and leaves on the ground. I have not finish yet, but will upload what it looks like for your refference, This may help you avoid my mistakes.