Friday, April 1, 2011

A Post about Posts

The rule of thumb for most paintings is to simplify. Edit, take out everything you can to make a dynamic piece. I could have reduced the number of corral posts on the right of the painting. But, having this mass of bars seems to push my eye away from the confusion of posts to the main action. The branding. It is the most simple part of the painting with the highest contrast.


Terry Miller said...

I see that they also act as a great balance and counterpoint of weight to the dynamic thrust of the horizontal movement of the left two thirds of the composition. Bravo, Linda!

Linda Besse said...

Thanks Terry. You make me seem way smarter than I am artistically. Glad the piece appears to be working like I intended.