Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A lesson in composition

River Dance, 12x12, oil on canvas.

After reading Ian Roberts book Mastering Composition for the second time I was excited to dive into another landscape.  He encourages a composition a day discipline which, for me, lasted two whole days.  

The act of creating numerous tiny sketches to find the best composition feels tedious and, I'll admit, boring at times.  But it's probably a really good idea. 

So, I wrestled with this painting and repainted several times until I finally called it quits.  It is what it is.  Time to move along.  

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