Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Painting Study for Today

A little 6" x 6" study in oil of a scene from a rectangular photo. I cropped the photo into a square and can't dedide which side of the road to focus on, to the right, there are more trees, that are creating the shadows in the road.   If I move the focus to the right, it puts everything sort of dead center especially the hill in the background, which I don't like as a composition.
Oh well, I have moved on to a larger pastel for now.  Who do I paint for?  ME!


Gwen Bell said...

Terrific depth! I think you worked out the composition perfectly. The road adds interest and draws the eye up and across the canvas.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Gwen. My paintings with roads seem to all look the same to me, though. I keep trying to 'better' my landscapes. I prefer to mix animals into them like the next post. I feel more comfortable doing that. LOL