Hi guys, yesterday I relearned a good lesson about cropping a scene. There I was with my blank canvas in front of an expansive Hawaiian scene - a gorgeous surf beach backed by towering ranks of volcanic mountains. My eye was drawn to the surf crashing against the rocks, but I just love painting distant mountains. I had to choose to either paint the whole scene, mountains and all, or zoom in on the rocks and focus on the surf. It was a very hard decision to make but in the end I decided to go with my gut and zoom in on the subject that most captured my attention. The decision was also helped to some degree by the size of my canvas which was fairly small at 10x20". A larger canvas would probably have enticed me to paint the whole scene.
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